A Secrets of Marfath Story
By the time Josef finished taking the boards off all his rectory windows, the sun was low in the sky and the distant clouds looked bruised and brooding. He was nearly ready to brave going inside to check on the ladies when he heard the creak of wagon wheels and the steady tromping of hooves. The priest walked past his stranded furniture and around to the front of the church. Hosana was there with a farm wagon. Alin sat beside him on the narrow bench.
"Special delivery!" The young man's broad smile warmed Josef's heart. The priest waved a friendly hello.
Hosana leapt off the seat and grabbed Josef's hand in a friendly grip. "How are you, Father Garten? How is the repair going?"
"Better than I expected on both counts," Josef replied.
"Good to hear. When Claudia and Beryl showed up asking after Annie, I got a little worried." He raised his eyebrows and the priest laughed.
Alin clambered down and bounced on his