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  1. Public Bookmark 16

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    Five times Peter practiced magic on the Victorian farm (and one time the farm had a magic all its own)

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    21 Feb 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 11

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    “Carry him out with his feet facing the house,” is all he can say. He feels grey, washed out. Hollow. Like nothing. This is important, though, in ways he cannot yet name. The undertaker blinks, shifts from one foot to the other. Perhaps he believes in the old tales, of the dead finding their way back to their houses, spirits along the corpse roads. Perhaps he makes sure to cross running water on the way to the graveyard, guards against corpselights on the moors. Alex doesn’t care. “Please,” he says.

     

    A little festive ghost story, involving death, apples, bread, the Wild Hunt, iron nails and a pair of boots.

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    21 Feb 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 15

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    In a leafy lane of Devon
    There's a cottage that I know,
    Then a garden—then, a grey old crumbling wall,
    And the wall's the wall of heaven
    (Where I hardly care to go)
    And there isn't any fiery sword at all.
    - Alfred Noyes

    “What your uncle was doing, leaving the whole sorry mess to you, I can’t imagine,” the aunt tuts. Her emphasis makes it rather unclear which part she find less explicable: the bequest, or the recipient. “But the man always was rather odd. Always reading, or digging up a field on some contrived excuse.” Aunt Edwina levels her nephew with a rather pointed glare and he looks quickly away.

    “I’m sure it won’t take long,” the nephew sidesteps cautiously.

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    17 Feb 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 34

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    Alex gave a short laugh and smiled. “I say, I’m sorry for how I spoke earlier. I’m in a foul mood. It’s just so stifling here.”

    Peter inclined his head in acknowledgement. “What you need, my lad,” he said, for all the world as if he wasn’t the junior by nearly two years, “is the wide open spaces.”

    “If this is more about emigrating to Canada,” Alex began, one hand raised in warning.

    “How about darkest Devon?”

    “Devon?” Alex blinked at him. “That’s very specific.”

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    16 Feb 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 11

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    “Sometimes,” he tells the camera, “it’s like you’re so close to the past you could almost touch it.”
    A year on the farm.

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    15 Feb 2021

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