Matt awakens back at the cottage with his dad shaking him.
Dr Lyle is there in is pyjamas. Adam asks Matt what happened.
The doctor does some sight tests,and concludes that there's
no real damage, except for a cut head.
Matt explains that he heard Dai, came downstairs and heard a
chanting sound, then he was flung against a stone, and as
he touched it, he felt a pain, then nothing. Dr Lyle says
he should have a good night's sleep, and asks Matt how he
came to be found on the doorstep. Matt couldn't say.
Adam sees Dr Lyle to the door. The doctor explains how he
is a recent arrival to the village, here for semi-retirement,
but that the villagers are so healthy that Matt has been the
first call out he has had.
Next day, Adam is sitting down to breakfast, and Dai appears
at the window, asking after Matt. When Adam tells him Matt
will be alright, Dai runs off. Matt appears, and Adam asks
him about Dai and the night before. He calls in Mrs. Crabtree
to make a breakfast for Matt, she touches his forehead and
Matt pulls away. She leaves, and Matt explains that she was
there the previous night, and that the people seemed possessed.
Adam is not convinced at thinks perhaps Matt was sleepwalking.
Later at school, Matt takes Sandra aside and asks her what she
meant when she said that 'we need new people' when they first
met. She explains about the happy children, how they are like
zombies or puppets. Matt asks her about Dai, and tells her
that he said that if he ever needed sanctuary, he could go to
him for help. Sandra laughs... no, if they ever neeeded help
they could go to him at the Sanctuary, Linnet Barrow, outside
the village and circle but still within the stones.
Later, Adam talks to Margaret about the painting, and asks if
it really could be Milbury in earlier times. She says that
there is some similarity, the stones, the hill. Adam puzzles
over the significance of the beam of light turning people to
stone, and the man and boy escaping to the Sanctuary. He
explains that Matt saw a ring of people holding hands. Margaret
says that it is known as clipping the church, and old custom.
Adam says that according to Matt, those people were nowhere
near the church.
A telegram arives at the cottage, and Mrs Crabtree hides it.
At the school, the teacher gives the happy children some
complicated mathematics work to do, and makes sarcastic
comments about the others not being able to do it. Jimmo
puts up his hand, and answers the question, chalking the
answer on the blackboard. The teacher is delighted and makes
room for him with the other children at the high table.
Sandra looks at Matt anxiously.
Meanwhile, out at the stones, Adam is making measurements
when Margaret arrives. He has just made an extraordinary
find. When Margaret asks what, he shows her by throwing
a horseshoe against the rock, where it sticks. He explains
that the only way the rocks could be showing this sort of
magnetic force is if some powerful energy has flowed through
them very recently.
Back at the school, Kevin, Sandra and Matt wonder what
happened to Jimmo to make him an Einstein suddenly. They
wonder who will get the treatment next. Dai raps on the
window, and explains that he saved Matt the night before.
Dai explains that he feels that the circle is a maze,
and at the centre, the treasure of knowledge. He shows them
an amulet which he says protects him. Sandra wants to
show it to her mother, but Dai doesn't want to let it
out of his sight. The children make a crayon rubbing of it.
Back at the museum, Margaret recognises it as a pagan serpent.
She says that the serpent has special significance in the
village, with the solar serpent and the carving on the
font in the church.
Adam arives in the pub and Hendrick is there, he offers to
buy him a drink. Hendrick hands Adam the telegram, and asks
about it. Adam explains that he had telegrammed Mount Palomar
observatory asking if there was anything on the alignment
path of the stones, and how they had replied saying that there
was a black hole there. Hendrick laughs and lets him into
the secret that he is Raphael Hendrick, the discoverer of
the black hole - Hendrick's Supernova. Hendrick explains that
he retired to this village because of a historical text which
tells of a sighting of the supernova in ancient times. Adam
laughs at the primitive cave dweller who saw Hendrick's
supernova. Hendrick suddenly becomes silent and angry. He
tells Adam that according to legend, he was a visionary and
a great man. Adam begs is pardon, in jest, and Hendrick warns
him that he would be very wise to do so.
Later there is a morris dance out in the stones. Everyone in
the village is there, and Margaret notices that Tom Browning,
Jimmo's father is in the dance. She is puzzled because he
always said he hated those sorts of anachronisms. At the
height of the dance a boy is raised up onto the shoulders of
the other dancers. The children are shocked to see that it
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