Epilogue 11

The doorbell rang.

Elsbeth woke from her daydream, got up, and answered the door. It was the young Reverend Dave.

"Hello David."

"I wish you wouldn't call me that," he replied, "Makes me feel like I've done something wrong."

She smiled.

"Anyway," he continued. "I just wanted to see how you were getting on. We haven't seen much of you since ..." He stopped, unsure of how to continue.

She took his hand encouragingly. "Would you like some tea?"

He brightened. "I'd love some."