Baobab

Section 31 fills the horizon… read it on the Novel page

Vernon sensed that something had spread its mighty arms and was now dominating his horizon.

Vernon sensed that something had spread its mighty arms and was now dominating his horizon.

“Vernon walked to lunch, across the North front where the cadets drilled, past the science block, ever new in its Painterly simplicity, past the back of the English block, a monstrous pile of 1960s brick punctuated by metal windows; but he saw none of it…

…As his thoughts flickered in and out it was as if he saw beneath a giant baobab tree, hazy in the simmering African heat, Daniel, Claire and Pippa dressed in colonial attire and surrounded by bones. Vanity all is vanity; what kind of world had he brought them into?”

 

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