As soon as her folks brought her home from the Church Social, Rowena Jervis scurried up the stairs to her room. She placed the red-spotted card from Thaddeus Blinn in the ebony box on the table by her bed and looked at the big calendar on the wall.
The following day -- Sunday -- was circled in red. Right across the number Rowena had printed a name in big block letters: HENRY PIPER
第二章: 树人 The Tree Man