“It’s very important you get there before dark, and then you’ll be all right.”
These were the last words the farmer said to them after providing directions. The couple was instructed to pass the old post mill, and then 1/2 mile down the road would be the cottage rental. It was nearing sunset, and they wondered why they needed to arrive before nightfall. However, they sensed an edge in the man’s voice, and thought it wise to heed his advice. Perhaps in the dark, the small home might be very difficult to locate the first time there.
The woman pointed to the windmill on the horizon. It was going to be close, as the sun was descending lower in the sky. A few minutes later, they were pulling onto the gravel driveway, where they saw a quaint building. As they exited their car, lots of hootin’ and hollerin’ could be heard off in the distance, at the locals’ tavern. It seemed festive enough, maybe they would check it out later.
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