Cut off in an isolated house by a very deep Christmas snowstorm, Ellen suddenly loses all electrical power and realizes that she could well freeze to death. Suddenly she hears a knock at the door and outside, in the snow, is a strange man, a strange animal with a damaged leg and a simple request to make. This short story is based on a real event and was witnessed by the author during a visit to his daughter’s house one Fourth of July. People who repair damaged animals often have interesting stories to tell. This is one of them.
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About the Author
John Hulme is a retired Professor, now living and writing in Florida. He was educated in England - a long time ago - and arrived on the shores of New York carrying a single suitcase and lots of ideas. He has written several hardcover science books and was an early user of the fledgling internet as a teaching tool. Before retirement he wrote a set of fictional science stories about Gregor Mendel - the person who discovered genetics, which he is now converting into ebooks. Since retirement he has started on a long-cherished writing project of historical fiction - which you may be seeing soon.