Jon and Jean Hamilton-Fford
From Tiny Seeds
Copyright 2010 by Jon and Jean Hamilton-Fford
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Under the spreading branches of a large oak tree set in the middle of a meadow sat a young boy flicking acorns into the long grass. He hung his head, pausing occasionally to pick at one of the fallen seeds before flicking it beyond the reach of the longest branch.
“So, why the long face?” an enquiring voice asked as the figure of an old man approached and stood beside him.
The boy looked up at the stranger and scrunched his face in reply. “Just ‘cause,” he muttered, averting his gaze. He flicked yet another acorn through the air and into the long grass.