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by Johnny Glover
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Episode 47 - "The Long Walk Home" - (May 19th 1998 00:45)

fredFred Ricketts had been about half way through his Bull Shaving story when Yaxley Farcett had given up his fight with consciousness. As Fred's words washed over him, Farcett's head fell forward and he let sleep take him. He was just beginning another of his recurring dreams where he could fly and at the point where he was hovering above Barnham, looking down on Fred's caravan, the sleeping pigs on the Railway line and the Skaters Run, he felt a hand slap him, rather too hard, across the face. Yaxley's eyes sprang open and he was greeted by the sight of Fred' huge face only inches from his own. 'C'mon bor !

Yew can't sleep here. Yew've got to get this young gel hum. Shake yorself. Yew've got a long walk, 'cos she can't drive now. I wouldn't hev given her the whisky if I'd known she were driving'. Fiona Morgan stood up and held out a hand for Yaxley Farcett. 'Fred's right Yax. C'mon. It'll only take an hour to walk back up to the village. I'll come back and pick my car up in the morning after breakfast'. Yaxley raised an expectant eyebrow at this statement. Would this be the same 'brekfust' that Su Parsons had hinted at earlier on, in the pub ?fiona

The young couple thanked Fred for his whisky, stories and hospitality and left him and his dog to settle down for the night. They walked back along the grass track and made their way back along Cauliflower Drove once more, walking towards the bright full moon that illuminated the fields around them. Their hands brushed against one another briefly as they both walked none too steadily along the dead straight road. Yaxley grasped Fiona's hand more firmly and their fingers entwined. He turned to Fiona and said, 'So, was Fred right ? Have I got get this 'gal hum' ? Fiona smiled and replied, 'Only if you want to walk me back to Ealham. The way we're staggering along I don't think we'd make it. I told my house mate not to expect me back anyway. I usually sleep at Mum and Dad's if I'm stuck'. Yaxley's mind ran through the possibilities this threw up. Strangely enough, the thought of a twenty eight year old stunner having to decide where to sleep the night had cut through the fug of his mind magnificently.

'So' Yaxley enquired hesitantly, 'You can't get home. It doesn't matter if you stay out all night and there's no one you need to ring or arrange anything with'. Fiona nodded 'That just about sums it up Detective Farcett. Your deductive powers are fully operational'. Yaxley then asked in a casual, 'can you pass the salt ?' kind of way- 'Fancy crashing at mine then ?' Fiona laughed and pulled his hand to stop him in the middle of the drove. The lights of the signal box were blazing away a hundred yards further along as a freight train thundered past carrying sand to Peterborough. She slowly put her arms around his neck and pulled his head toward her own, so their noses were happy yaxleyalmost touching . 'You're the bold one aren't you ? What happened to the tongue tied little boy from this morning ? You could hardly speak to me in 'Chips'. Yaxley smiled shyly and rubbed his nose back and forth across Fiona's, eskimo style. 'That'll be the healing power of Quangle Root Miss Morgan' he replied. 'I'll sleep on the couch and you can have the bed. It's only so you can protect me from that Su Parson's, you understand. I'm an honourable servant of the East Anglian Constabulary Drainage Board Police'. Fiona kissed him full on the mouth and began to walk up the Drove on her own. Looking back over her shoulder she shouted 'Well c'mon then. This gel wants to git hum !'

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Put the kettle on as it's 'End of Part One'. Part Two is going to be even more exciting ! (promise!)

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Comments to drove@ely.org.uk

Hugh, exiled fenman from King's Lynn says "Hev you ever thought about running a bus trip to see where "collie" is made like they do for Last Of the Summer Wine, Emmerdale, Corrie and the like. Could be a laugh!!!!!"

Who Dunnit? Your suggestions Please.

Mike Northfield says "Oi reckons that there was one of those there freaky weather thingies that frew that there pitch fork 'ard enough t' stab 'im and cause serious illness such as death thats wot i fink......." - So Mike reckons the freak fen blow caused poor Reg's death.

DG says "I did you this time!!!!!!! Shame I hadn't pushed you harder in 1966!!!!!! Shame Nursy Broadhead saved you?????????????????" - after he sent this message they locked him up again!

MG says "I reckon it were suicide. You see, Reg was quite obviously a bit iron hoof or POOF as we call 'em, and in them there days, well it wer'nt propper wus it?

James Brown says "I suspect a fallen pitchfork from one of the overhead helicopters ferrying a local farmer to the office of KLFM for one of their match reports on a Lynn home game."

World Leader reckons "I think that Monica woman did it. Damn girl never could keep her mouth shut. And she was always letting things drop". Yours World Leader