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Up a Tree p.20Up a Tree p.202 days ago in Sci-Fi
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The Doctor, Amy, and Rory are looking for an invisible killer on a world where humans live in giant trees.
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It was a stump.
A gigantic stump. It rose up out of the jungle like a fortress, towering 300 feet above the forest trees. The top looked like it had been leveled off with a laser.
Amy stared at Rory, and he stared back, before they both reverted their gaze to the view outside.
As they approached they could see the black scorchmarks of the ancient fire that must have felled it. There was no sign of the rest of the tree.
Rory could hear his own breath echoing on the window pane, he could hear the others shuffling around behind him. Amy warm at his side.
As they flew in over the mine, preparing to land, they could see right down into the center of the stump, he felt himself leaning forward to see, pressing more of his face against the glass. It was hollow. The heartwood