Chapter 3 – Part 1


Mark slowed to a jog trot, thinking he was at a safe distance. He thought his lungs would burst.

Looking at what was before him caused his heart to skip a beat.

The landscape was entirely different. Birches grew amid other wild weeds, and some of the weeds were reaching up high above his waist.

He did not know whether he should laugh or cry.


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