The Wind and the Widow (174 Words)
Mrs. Lade found him in the creek just past Mr. Tips’s new fence. At first she thought he was only a lump of clothes, he was so thin and light. But when she realized she didn’t ask questions, but took the man in her arms like wet laundry and brought him home.
“I knew that Mr. Tips’ fence was no good,” Mrs. Lade said. “The old land-stealer. He’ll have my home before long. I hope you’re not hurt.”