“What do you suppose it’s doing out there?”
“Damned if I know. Doesn’t look like there’s anyone on board… D’you think they’re asleep?”
“Or maybe it’s been abandoned?”
“That’d be a shame, she’s rather beautiful.”
The two men watched the boat as it bobbed idly in the placid lake, enjoying the opportunity to take a rest after spending half the day hiking. It was always a good sign for one of their trips when they stumbled upon something they hadn’t seen before, but discovering an entire lake was a new record. The sparkling water was like nothing else in the region, and the trees seemed to be bigger and more luxuriously coloured than any they’d seen in months.
A feeling of calm serenity permeated the scene, even as the immaculately carved old boat drew their attention with the same quiet force as an unexpected box in the middle of a field.
“Want to go take a look up clos