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A bit of a shorter one today, and something different.

Wood and Cottage

The sunlight had shifted from the clear strong brightness of day into the warm, long yellowy orange of oncoming twilight and the birds were starting their evening chorus in the woods. Although the genteel and tamed wood had been under the control of man for hundreds of years, managed copses and coppice stools for firewood and charcoal, the glades where larger lumber had been taken, and the few places where some enterprising soul had made an effort at cultivating some fruit trees. Pears or apples, perhaps, the remaining trees were too far returned to the wild in their abandonment. The gradual withdrawal of man over the last few decades had leant an air of shaggy wildness back to the woodland. It all meant that with a little imagination, Charlie could justify the cottage with the name of Wildwood Cottage once again.
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