...At the first opportunity to get away from his mother he went to the apple house and cautiously looked inside. He had seen inside there before. Nothing much to see except slatted shelves lined with straw. As he pushed the door, some straw fell from the open hatch above him and he heard movement. Somebody, or something was up there! He didn't wait to find out what it was, but turned and ran . . . right into the arms of Old Matey...
Young Alan, evacuated from the city to a relative's farm deep in the countryside during the war, stumbles upon mysteries and secrets.
Arthur Loosley's novel captures the wonders, fears and delights of boyhood. To read earlier chapters please click on Walnut Wisdom in the menu on this page.