Farming is one of the lifelines of the human race but as the weather worsens every year, more and more crops fail and it gets harder to feed the population.
The fox, it seems, is to blame. Why that is we never find out.
Samuel and Judith Covey are a farming husband and wife who have been
visited by a Foxfinder.
Foxfinders have been trained from a young age to live like monks and to specialise in rooting out ‘the Beast’ that causes so much trouble to humans.
But can it really be the foxes' fault?
And what actually is a fox?