Rohan Quine, “The Host in the Attic” – chapter VII “...A decade later” – first sample – video
A decade later, a gentleman strolls along a misty Docklands street one evening, at a dignified speed. In due course he is revealed as Rik, looking perhaps a dozen years advanced from that tipsy conversation he once had with Evelyn in the office.
At the sight of a figure some way ahead of him, he stops in his tracks. The figure’s coat collar is turned up and it is wearing a hat, but the slim and fast-moving frame is unmistakable to Rik. Disgust fills his eyes. “Mr Peek,” he calls.
The figure’s half-turn indicates it has heard, but it carries on walking. Then it slows, stops and turns around to face him.
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