Friday, 29 September
‘They’ve uncovered a body out at the new mine.’
It took me a few seconds to realize the speaker was addressing me. I looked up from my desk to where Superintendent Harry Patterson loomed over me.
‘They’ve dug up a body out at the mine,’ he said irritably. ‘We’re going out there. It’s a dead body,’ he explained, turning to leave as he did so.
‘They generally are, if they’ve had to dig them up,’ I muttered