Jill appreciated Uncle Jake's patience as she plied him with questions about the old farmhouse and it's previous occupants. "What happened to the cabin in the woods where Catherine and the neighbor boy used to meet?" she asked him.
"It mysteriously burned to the ground shortly after Catherine's death, most folks suspected that her father did it," Uncle Jake replied.
Jill, still sad about the way Catherine had been exiled by her father, located the cabin site and planted a small flower garden. Seth made a bench for it, and Jill swore that sometimes when she was walking through the woods she could hear the laughter of a young couple there.
One day as she approached the garden, Jill saw the shadowy figure an older woman sitting on the bench who she immediately recognized from pictures as Catherine's mother; the woman looked up at Jill and smiled, and then faded away before her eyes.
(To be continued)
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