The Story of the Girl begins with on January 8th.
Chapter One, continued
In the autumn of 2002, the Girl was thinner than usual. Harsh weather set in early and suddenly, she was gone. I searched the river ways but she was nowhere to be found. One morning, a few weeks later, I saw a white shape floating lifelessly on the river. But even with binoculars it was too far away to be certain.
I continued to look for the Girl whenever I could. Watching Canada Geese in chevron flight, I searched for a sign that she was among them, but found none. I knew that the odds were very much against her surviving another winter in the wild.