Smashwords edition, copyright 2012
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Merry Goes Round
It was raining that night when the knock came at the door, but that was nothing new – in the drab village of Mary Tavy in deepest rural Devon, it was nearly always raining.
Mr Harvester turned down the TV and looked at his wife.
“Was that a knock?” he asked.
Assuming it would be for him, she nodded without looking up from the beautiful sweater she was knitting, lips moving silently as she counted her stitches. It’ll just be some antiques dealer chum of his with a piece of furniture or an old vase to assess, she thought. Mr Harvester stood up and went out to the kitchen door.
Liquid diamonds beat against the window panes.
“Eve,” called Mr Harvester. “You’d better come.”