‘They keep the weeds under control,’ Emile explained when Hannah asked why goats were roaming the graveyard.
‘But don’t they eat the flowers?’
‘People don’t leave flowers here anymore. No one’s been buried here for a hundred years.’ He stooped to avoid a low branch and waited for Hannah on the other side. ‘People can’t be bother with the long since departed. We only see your kind these days.’
‘Yeah, history nuts who prefer the dead to the living.’
‘Oh I don’t-’
‘Makes a change at least. It’s nice to have a little warmth amongst all this stone.’