I'm staying with an older couple out in the countryside at the moment. They're such nice people. But anyway, I decided last night that I'd take advantage of the fact that I'm about a mile from anywhere else right now and go for a walk. There's some beautiful landscapes around here. A hike in the brisk mountain air did me a lot of good.
Evidently, someone else was around, because I heard the clopping of hooves somewhere nearby. Someone must have gone horseback riding. I couldn't really see who it was, or even tell where they were, just because it was so dark, so I ended up missing them, unfortunately. Bit of a shame. I've been looking forward to meeting some of the people out here.
I felt like I could have stayed out there for hours. It was such a beautiful night! I guess what finally drove me inside was a sense of uneasiness. I just felt like someone was watching me. In fact, I think I may have seen them. It could just have been an awkward twist of the branches or a trick of the shadows, or both, but in the distance, I saw...I don't know. It looked like a human figure, standing in a tree. I know this is going to sound crazy, but it looked like he was wearing a top hat. Why would he be wearing a top hat? It also looked like he was holding...something. Something with a long handle. But that wasn't the weirdest part. The weirdest part was that it looked like he had horns. Wait, no, they were too low for horns. Tusks? I don't know.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure it was a trick of the light or something. Because honestly, why would someone be watching me from a tree? That's just silly, right? Anyway, I'm about ready to head to sleep after talking for a while with the couple I'm staying with. I'll tell you more about them tomorrow.