And now we have a hollow cottonwood tree.
Even inanimate objects can serve major roles in novels, and our latest supporting character is a large cottonwood tree in the city park in which my 7-year-old character Joey likes to play. Agnes Harper also makes use of the hollow tree. Unfortunately for Agnes's tabby, William, the tree (in fact most of the park) is situated squarely in the realm of his nemesis, Mao.
So Chapter Three, my latest endeavor, is to introduce the hollow tree and how it plays into the fabric of this story!