The circle of life paid us a visit this weekend. I awoke yesterday and found our two chickens had been reduced to a pile of feathers and some scraps of meat. A fox must have got into the hen house and killed them. Needless to say there were many tears as my daughters learned the news, followed by a couple of holes dug in the backyard to farewell them. It is sad to have such things happen but nature is as nature does and we must all learn to accept such things from time to time. Malice is a human construct, something that thankfully does not exist in the animal world.
Now, on a lighter note, I have the next 8 sentences of Revenant to share with you. As always, if you want to refresh your memory about what’s happened you can simply follow this link.
Kassandra leaned down and entered a series of numbers into a keypad located on the container’s side. For a moment that seemed to stretch for hours nothing happened, then a small light above the keypad changed from red to green.
Kassandra moved her hand around to the front and opened the door, letting out a long breath as she did so. “We’re past the first stage.”
Ryan peered over her shoulder. It looked like the interior of a refrigerator, only instead of food items the shelves were filled with sealed bags, tagged with barcodes and labelled with what to him were a meaningless list of numbers. They must have meant something to Kassandra, who ran her finger along the codes, moving back and forth as she read them.