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If stones could talk could they bear to tell of that to which they have borne witness?
Hunger drives people to desperate measures and the darkness helps to veil their shame. So it was that as the villagers were displaced they succumbed to that most abhorrent of acts.
First to go were the weak, the old, the maimed. But even the fittest cannot survive alone and soon all were gone and nature reclaimed their ramshackle settlement.
These stones can’t talk.
But every so often an anguished scream seeps through the cracks and the forest shudders into silence.