Back home in Windy Gap, the sun was setting and George had not returned home. Since his wife had died three years earlier, he had live alone with his old hound dog Blue. Like George, Old Blue had also seen his better years. He thought it best to leave old Blue at home for this trip.
Down at the end of the gravel lane, his neighbors the Clancy’s lived with their ten year old son Jim. Patrick and Nora were were wonderful friends who looked out for George since his wife died. Nora took George hot meals from time to time and often invited him down to visit.