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Seth returned home to find Jill sitting on the cellar steps sobbing. He sat down next to her and held her close while she told him what had transpired, and together they prayed for the departed souls of Hezekiah and Levi.
As they climbed back up the stairs they heard someone tapping on the front door, and Seth opened it to find the local sheriff standing there soberly with his hat in his hand. He had come to tell them that Uncle Jake had been found dead in his barn by a neighbor that morning; apparently he had suffered a heart attack while milking his cows.
What had already been an emotional day became harder as Jill and Seth began to make funeral arrangements for the uncle they loved dearly. Jill noted sadly that Uncle Jake's death marked the passing of the last remaining former occupant of the old farmhouse, and now it was up to them to carry on.
(While this episode concludes the story, there will be one final post, an epilogue, next week.)
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