Black Eye stumbled back a few steps as he received the last of the three punches from granddad.

It is Black Eye turn to deliver his blow. He raised his huge fist in the air and swung it hard, stopping

inches away from Granddad. "I'll spare you this one, for the sake of heaven!" he said. He did 

the same for the subsequent two.


Granddad took out his pistol and blew a piece of floating bark to smithereens wasting all nine

bullets. Then it went silence, everyone's attention was fixed on the Granddad and then at Black

Eye and Grandma.  


Cradling Father in her arms, Grandma ran unsteadily after Grandad sobbing as she called his name: