Martin Stoner goes for a walk along a dirt road and wonders if he will live to see another day.
The Hounds Of Fate By:SAKI
Martin Stoner walked along a muddy dirt road. He was on the verge of death and the hounds of fate were pressing him with unrelenting persistence. Trying to get him to die.
Martin comes upon a farm with a old man standing by the door to let him in. Martin is mistaken for someone named Tom and let into the house and fed well.
While he eats he is told of Tom's aunt who will not see him but will have him own the farm when she dies.
Later Martin takes a ride through town and finds the people have a low opinion of Tom because of something Tom did before he left.
When he returns he is told he must leave by the old man because a man has returned to town who says he will shoot Tom if he finds him.
While walking on the dirt road martin thinks about stating a new life in the town he is headed for, but the man with the gun comes out from behind a tree and Martin try's to run but gets caught in the bush's and the hounds of fate were not denied that night.
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