Dan, here is page 142 I will hang onto the book until you are sure there are no other things you need. 142 ? HALF MOON STREET Ophelia so closely. Unless that had been accidental, not a copying so much as another person with the same passion expressing it in the same, fairly elemental way. It was pleasant walking in the sun over the dry, springy grass, the wind barely rustling the leaves, the smell of earth in the air instead of smoke and manure and dusty stone. There were birds singing, not the ever-present sparrows but what sounded like blackbirds, their song high, persistent and sweet. He saw a young man and woman half lying on the ground, her skirts billowing around her, a picnic basket near them, as yet unopened. They had been laughing together, she flirting, he showing off a little. They stopped and looked up as Pitt approached them. ?Excuse me,? Pitt apologized. He would far rather have been doing as they were, savoring the last echoes of summer, enjoying the moment with no thought of yesterday or tomorrow, than caring who killed Delbert Cathcart, or why. When Charlotte came home from Paris he would take a day off, and the two of them would go out into the country sunshine, just wander around doing nothing in particular. It would not be difficult, and trains were cheap if you did not go too far. ?Yes?? the young man asked, politely enough. ?Have you seen a group of men go past carrying cameras?? Pitt enquired. It was the girl who answered. ?About half an hour ago. Ever so serious they was, all talking together.? ?Which way did they go?? She looked at him to see if he was carrying a camera as well, and was puzzled when there was none visible. ?I?m looking for a friend,? Pitt said somewhat lamely. ?Which way did they go?? She was not sufficiently interested to pursue her curiosity. ?That way.? She pointed across the swell of grass towards a clump of trees, gnarled roots writhing above the earth in intricate and beautiful form. ?Thank you.? He nodded briefly and set off as directed. Jamie in Michigan To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.