Rain and more rain over Freebrough Hill, one and a half tons of Warm Age Briquettes for Lynda O’Keefe from Cork, barrowed in by a descendant of the kings of Ireland. Gimli looks on and waits. As the rain clears a sawyer from Bowes unhitches, cracks on as the yoke heads off, down Deerbolt Bank to Barney. The airwaves are warmed by Gentle Amanda and Mandy, the energy giant Centrica and Ignite Big Energy. The fire burns warm and bright, the O’Connor sisters loop their yarn, Gimli looks up, then sleeps.