... black and shiny... (Purdey, Symes and Wright - part 8)

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... Wright discovers an intuder...

Submitted: July 28, 2012

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 … black and shiny… (Purdy, Symes and Wright - part 8)

 

by Peter Hunter

 

… what is bigger than Symes…

… and black and shiny…?

Wright was late… not unusual for the morning conference as it was his habit to linger during his early walk around the larger lake.

… with a long tapered tail - and whiskers like us?

'What on earth are you talking about, Wright? What have you seen and where? Purdey asked her adopted brother.

'By the smaller lake - down near the stream.  It was eating a trout. Already the head had disappeared but I knew it was a trout by the spots on its body…

… and it was not scared of me in the slightest…'

'Ah - that's the problem…' declared Symes, '… it wasn't scared of big, bold Wright.'

'But what was it? Asked Wright. 'Eating one of our trout…'

' An otter… you silly boy.' Said Purdey. 'An otter…'

 

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© Peter Hunter 2012

 

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