Leslie Stevenson taught Philosophy at St.Andrews University in Scotland from 1968-2000, and is now Honorary Reader (retired). He is co-author of Twelve Theories of Human Nature (6th edition), Oxford University Press 2012, and The Many Faces of Science (2nd edition), Westview Press 2000, and author of Open to New Light: An introduction to Quaker spirituality in historical and philosophical context, Imprint Academic, 2012. He is a keen amateur bassoon-player. This is his first attempt at fiction, and though some of his stories contain philosophical or theological themes, they are meant to be enjoyable just as stories.