Tag Archives: July

The Explorer, the visitors, and the wild frontier

Sunday 29 July 2012 At 10:05, as I am about to drive off, I see the Explorer in front of the door of his home. He is leaning forward, pushing against the door with both hands, as though he has … Continue reading

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Mrs HM’s opportunity

Sunday 22 July 2012 Mrs HM tells me that, on holiday in Salt Lake City, she and Mr HM have had a not unpleasant encounter with the Mormons. Now she is uneasily expecting to be contacted by the UK branch … Continue reading

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Another nap interrupted

Friday 20 July 2012 At 14:29 the sun is threatening to come out.

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Tanbrit Ultra

Friday 20 July 2012 At 12:31 Mrs Oldgreen’s car is parked at the kerb alongside the JGs’ house. On the roof-rack of the car, positioned longitudinally, there is a clamshell-type case. Other cars have gathered — for instance the Wormwoods’ … Continue reading

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Final adjustments

Friday 20 July 2012 A couple of minutes before 10:50, a rather stout middle-aged woman leaves her car and crosses the road towards the middle entrance of the school, at a slight downhill angle. Dangling from her right hand is … Continue reading

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Double-act

Friday 20 July 2012 At 07:30 Mr Port’s van is on the drive, stationary but with the reversing lights on, for at least a minute. The van reverses off the drive, past the nose of Mrs Port’s silver Ultra which … Continue reading

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More artwork

Thursday 19 July 2012 At 13:34 a small brown cat slowly crosses the road, from the Efords’ drive towards the tree. The 12-registration Ultra is absent.

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Ultra, Fuji, Plum, Compass, Boxcar

Thursday 19 July 2012 At 10:55, no cars have yet arrived for the school-run. Vinnie’s blue bin is on the pavement to the right of his drive. There is a silver hatchback, of recent manufacture, parked roughly opposite the middle … Continue reading

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One Nilpferd

Thursday 19 July 2012 It has been a wet night, and there is a wet start to the day. At about 08:20 three people walk past Vinnie’s house, in the direction of the Thornboroughs’: two small girls, one older than … Continue reading

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Two in the front, three in the back

Wednesday 18 July 2012 At 12:22 the burglar alarm somewhere on Acacia Grove has gone off again. It stops ringing at 12:40, but goes off again at 14:07. At 14:20 an obese woman wearing a pink blouse and black knee-length … Continue reading

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