"The dry brown grass on either side of the trail heading south undulated across the open field, brushing at my feet and dropping tiny seedpods that stuck to my pant legs. Cicadas clicked an amelodic song that rose and fell in time with the waves of wheat-like grass. And at the end of each phrase, a lone woodpecker paused and began again its drilling for ants on a dead maple tree somewhere deep in the woods. We loved the woods. We spent as much time there as we could. I think if it were possible, we would have lived there. To us, it was home. But the woods also held mysteries we had not yet unraveled. None of us except Tom had been to its southern edge, so none of us knew what to expect as we followed the trail south into the unknown."
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