Simon hadn’t bothered about the children who came and went before Eddie. But Eddie had been special.
The woman eyed the tousled head peering like Humpty over the fence.
She winked at him. “Gone. Far away and out of sight.”
“Really?” said the policeman behind her, as shovel-bearing colleagues arrived.
Later Simon was modest about his bravery. Said he might be a policeman one day.
He knew they’d never look in his garden