Jo wandered slowly along the alm, Rufus bounding along beside her.
As she passed the gates to the Sanatorium, she glanced up and then waved as she saw Jack Maynard driving slowly down the drive towards her. He pulled up beside her and wound down the window.
“Hello, Jo. Where are you off to?”
“I’m taking Rufus for a decent walk. I shan’t have the chance to do so once school starts again in a couple of weeks.”
“Would you mind if I joined you? I haven’t had chance to stretch my legs for a while.”
“Of course not.” Jo smiled, and then suddenly turned away. “Rufus! Come here, you bad boy.” The dog trotted up to her and sat down on his haunches.
“Which way were you planning to go? I need to go home and change first, and then I’ll catch you up.”
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