“I sat up straighter in my chair. There was a light across the valley. I’d never seen it before. My heart hammered. I am here–and someone else could see me, my neighbor, all alone out here on the other side of the valley. What did he think of the shrine? Did he know about the heights, about what had happened there? I deliberated, but not for long. It was not far; I would go tomorrow and find out.”

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