A young boy is shot with an arrow and loses an arm. He grows up to be a story teller for the village of stone cutters where he lives at the twilight of the Stone Age. He roams away from the village and meets a prostitute called Doe who lives with her young daughter and dog on a Heath. He falls in love with Doe and eventually brings her back to his village after a mob destroys her house whilst killing a flock of geese which lived on the Heath. But Doe isn't interested in the story teller. Eventually trade for the village declines as bronze is discovered elsewhere and their flint arrows are no longer required. The book is interwoven with the story teller's stories and provides a wonderful glimpse of the Stone Age.
This report prepared by John Marcel