(This is the latest installment of the series that starts with The Old Mill. The previous chapter was Sean (Part 1). The Table of Contents is here)
(Note – this is part 2 of a two part chapter. Part 1)
A hand fell heavily on my shoulder.
“Hey Gill, having trouble finding them?” It was Bill’s voice.
I was looking into an empty black space, no people were visible, no woman and no children. I turned to look at Bill. There was only him there, no other men.
“Uhm yeah, Bill. Coming in from the bright outside my eyes just didn’t want to adjust. I’m still a bit blinded.”
“Here they are.”
Several garden rakes, a hoe, a spade and a yard rake were leaning against the wall just inside of the entrance to the main building.
“Oh, I must have walk right past them. No wonder I didn’t see them. I was looking over there.” I pointed past were the woman and children had been, into the dark far corner of the building.
“Here, I’ll grab a couple,” he said. “You take the rest. Let’s go, the air in here is unhealthy.” Continue reading