Chapter 9

Michael recovered quickly from his ordeal, and after treatment for his wound and several days rest he was soon out of hospital. He went home to his cottage where Mrs Jenkins had worked hard to set it to rights. Everything was cleaned and back in it’s rightful place, but he still felt uneasy, recalling his experience on the night he was kidnapped. The following day he rang Julia and collecting...
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Chapter 8

Julia woke late the next morning. Martin had already taken the two dogs out for a walk, so that after they had finished their breakfast they could make their way to Christine’s house, White Cottage. Julia played with her cereal. “I hope the police find that awful man. I wonder if we should go to Christine’s this morning in the circumstances?” “She may be glad of a friendly face. I...
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Chapter 7

It didn’t take Julia and Martin long to get to the outskirts of Pontfael, and following the instructions they had been given by Christine they turned off right down a side road. They were now driving into a different terrain. Shrub land turned into moor land with pockets of trees dotted across the landscape. As the day was beginning to fade it began to seem like a very lonely and eerie...
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Chapter 6

By the time Julia’s statement had been written, typed, read through and signed it was just after 11 o clock. “I shall be late walking Meg.” said Julia. “Well let’s hope that they haven’t taught her to tell the time.” quipped Martin. “I’ll meet you at 1 o clock at the beach car park, then we’ll get some lunch and have a relaxing afternoon viewing the farmhouse.” “Yes. ...
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Chapter 5

After a two hour uneventful journey they arrived back at the house to find a policewoman standing guard outside the front door and a police car parked nearby. “What’s going on?” demanded Martin. “Are you Mister Jones Sir?” asked the policewoman. “Is this your house?” Martin nodded. “ Can I have a word with you inside please.” Martin unlocked the front door and led the way into...
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Chapter 4

Julia had a little clock on the wall, very much like a cuckoo clock only instead of a bird popping out it was a cat that meowed the hour. The clock was meowing 2 when the front door bell rang. Answering the door Julia saw standing on the step a tall, impressive man dressed in a business suit. She looked around but she didn’t see a dog with him. “James Warriner.” The man introduced himself....
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Chapter 3

An early call the next morning had Julia out and about and on her way to pick up Alan Robert’s dog Fred, an energetic Bassett Hound of about three years old. Alan lived in a small house near the old race course and Fred was an easy dog to walk, he was well behaved off the lead, and he would always come when he was called. She would have plenty of time to get her jobs done,leaving the afternoon...
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Chapter 2

When Martin arrived at Michael Shelly’s house the police were finishing their questioning. Mrs Jenkins who they had sent for from the village. sniffed into her handkerchief and tut tutted about the mess that she would inevitably have to clear up. Julia sat quietly on a chair near the door, stroking Barney and restraining him from disturbing the mess around the cottage. “Are you alright?”...
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Chapter 1

Michael turned his car into the front drive of his cottage, and driving around the crescent shape, he positioned his vehicle to face out of the second entrance. He was in a hurry, and he frowned slightly at the unexpected journey he would have to make to London. The phone call he had just received had come at an inopportune moment as his plans for the weekend may now have to be cancelled His job...
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