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The Wise Investor


Spring
1 Introduction
1.1 The Characters
John was in a particularly relaxed mood.
One of the benefits of old age was that he could
spend a few hours in the park on a sunny day,
watching the wind in the trees and the people
walking by, without having to hurry from one thing
to the next.
It was a beautiful day. Cool, refreshing air blew
through the park and the sun shone brightly.
Everywhere he looked, there were trees, birds
flitting about and beds of brightly coloured flowers.
And people.
People everywhere, walking along paths, across
the grass, sometimes in groups and sometimes
alone.
John breathed in slowly, taking the cool, sweet
air into his lungs, and watched. Everyone he saw,
without exception, had one thing in common.
They were in a hurry.
Such busy, busy lives John thought. It saddened
him to see them. Not one person look relaxed, not
one soul strolled in the morning sun. So many things
missed, he thought, and all because no-one had time
to think, time to relax… time to learn.
As he watched, one particular person caught his
attention.
In the distance, a lone figure walked towards
him. It was a woman in her late thirties, attractive in
her own way, but walking with the air of someone
with problems.
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