“…It is at this point that Ben decides to leave us and heads off into the quarry which lies behind our vantage point on ‘an errand’.
“He’s burying the stones we were going to be lugging over the moor,” says Wen.
“How do you know they’re stones?”
“I don’t,” says Wen, “but I bet they are.”
“I didn’t know you were the betting sort,” say I, “but you’re probably correct.”
Wen moves off back up the track heading out to the moor beyond.
Just then the leading edge of the sun disk crests the cloud and a sliver of sunlight arrows out over the moor.
I run back to the edge of the quarry and shout down to Ben that the sun is up.
As the full face of the solstice sun finally emerges, it ‘sees’ us like this…
Ben in a hole…
Me on the lip of the hole…
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