John Taylor

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Published by Michael Cargill at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 Michael Cargill

Chapter 1

Hugh strolled into the park and made his way along the path, stopping only when he came to a bench. In contrast to most other people, Hugh didn’t view nature as being particularly beautiful or attractive: he merely found it interesting. Interesting in the sense that he could sit and watch the squirrels scrabbling up trees, the sparrows that pecked at the ground, the children squealing in delight as pigeons squabbled over mouldy bits of bread, the fox chasing a rabbit, the worm being ripped out of the ground by a foraging bird, the lion feasting on an exhausted gazelle, the splitting sound of a felled tree, the whine of rusty hinges on an old dustbin lid…

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