A young boy chances upon an ancient hunting lodge deep in the woods. He discovers that it has the powers to evoke in him an inherited memory of other peoples' lives from hundreds of years before. Records of tragic lives, of intrigue and blackmail, and the way in which a powerful magistrate is destroyed by immense pride, are revealed in visions induced by the view from the lodge window. The narrator eventually learns that the visions, during his childhood, were of true events and he attempts a strange mission of mercy. Max Leins grew up in North Wales, was later educated at Dr. Challoner's Grammar School in Buckinghamshire, and then graduated from London University. He subsequently qualified as a Classical Guitar teacher. Max Leins is currently a head of department at Wellington School, Somerset and a boarding housemaster. He is married with a son and a daughter.