In a foreign land, a boy named Jack
wandered far from home.
days of walking found him in a solitary
stone house, weather-worn, uninhabited.
hidden among tall trees deep inside a forest.
The moss-covered shelter looked
like stray animals and all sorts of crawling
creatures would find their home in it.
but darkness and exhaustion overtook him
and he fell right off to sleep for the night.
Daybreak roused him to go explore outside.
Holding this jungle sanctuary upright were
giant roots of an aged tree which clung
tenaciously around one side like a protective
hand, its trunk stretched upwards endlessly
into the clouds, where it disappeared into a mist.
And this is where the story we all know began.
Did the writer find his inspiration here?