Matt gets up from his bike crash and begins shouting at
the old poacher. The poacher is surprised, realising
that Matt is not a happy one, and introduces himself as
Dai, telling Matt to come to the Sanctuary if ever he needs
Adam recovers from his shock back in the cottage. While
Margaret gets him a whisky, he thinks back over what had
happened, but can only recall fleeting images. He
questions Margaret about what she meant 'the kind of man
I think you are'.
She explains that she thought he was
slightly psychic, and was testing it out. Adam prefers
to explain the phenomenon in terms of electro-magnetism.
Margaret is not convinced. While he is explaining, he has
another flashback. Matt arrives home, and the two rush to
see what has happenned to him, but he tells them he only
fell off his bike.
Later, Adam and Matt begin lugging their equipment out
into the stones. Matt wonders why the stones don't look
upright, and wanders off to inspect the other stones, while
Adam sets up the equipment. While wandering, he finds a
rabbit in a wire snare, obviously Dai's work. Matt releases
the rabbit, and draws a scribble of a broken bike on a sheet
from his notepad and leaves it there instead, as a message
to Dai. Adam shouts at Matt to hurry up.
Later, Matt is alone at the cottage building a theodolite,
when Dai appears at the window, clutching the sheet of paper
complaining that Matt had let his supper go.
him in to eat some of the food he has there. As he eats,
Dai sees what Matt has been building, and advises him on
surveying, since he used to be a miner. When Matt tells
him he wants to survey the circle Dai becomes serious and
says 'Dont meddle with the stones' 'Leave the stones alone'
Matt asks Dai for his telescope to complete the theodolite.
Dai gives him it, and when Matt mentions that they have a lot
of work to do before they leave, Dai becomes silent. 'leave?
Leave the stones? You never will!' Matt is sceptical, but
a little worried.
Later Adam mentions to Matt that there is a rock dish under
the ground found by his measurements, with the stones at
the perimeter. He is puzzled. Also, there is no alignment
of the stones with either the sun or the moon. Matt mentions
that using his theodolite, he has found that none of the stones
are actually leaning at all. Adam is surprised, maybe all
the stones are pointing upwards?
Discussing it later with Margaret at the Museum, Adam puzzles
over what the dish and stones can be pointing at up there.
There is nothing marked on his charts for the position.
Matt goes to the post office with a telegram for Mount
Palomar observatory from his father.
Later, Matt discusses it with his father in his room. Adam
asks how Matt is doing at school. Matt becomes touchy. Adam
asks what it is, and Matt explains that some of the children
seem really brilliant at maths, but they seem strangely quiet.
Adam dismisses it, laughing. Adam tells matt he is taking
Margaret to the pub for an hour. Matt mentions ley-lines,
and Adam dismisses it again. Matt shows his a drawing he has
made, plotted with ley-lines leading up to the circle. He
draws continuations of the lines, and they describe a smaller
circle inside the larger circle - around Highfield House.
At the museum, Margaret expains that Highfield House belongs to Hendrick.
They speculate about what it can mean, and if Hendrick knows
about it. Adam mentions that the pub was closed, and in fact
the whole village being empty. Margaret says 'now you know
what I mean about feeling alone'
Back in the room, Matt peers through his telescope, and as
he sits there, the painting falls off the wall. He replaces
it, and sits back down. A stone comes through his open window,
and it has the bike drawing wrapped around it. Matt shouts for
Dai out the window.
Back at the museum, Margaret and Adam continue to speculate what
it all means. The quiet village has happenned several times
in the past.
Matt runs out of the house, and can hear a strange chanting.
He runs along beside the stones to find out what it is, and
suddenly through the mist, he sees all the villagers in a
ring around Highfield House. Suddenly, Dai grabs him, and
forces his hand against a rock. Matt is wracked with pain.
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