What can YOU say in six sentences?
The old man slumped into his favourite chair and slipped out of his work boots and gaiters. Lighting a taper from the roaring log fire, he drew on his clay pipe, that he had filled with tobacco from his leather pouch, until a plume of smoke filled the air with its pungent aroma. With a contented sigh, Farmer Giles relaxed after a hard day's labour, the woven willow seat of his chair creaking in response.
When we moved into our part of the 17th century farmhouse,my mother bought the old chair for us from an antique shop.When the children were young, the ghost of Farmer Giles often visited his favourite seat, making the basketwork creak when no-one else was sitting on it.
The story of the old man grew up around the creakings, so much so that ,in the end, we could almost smell his tobacco smoke; Farmer Giles is very much a well established member of our family!