It was a dark and stormy night. The mysterious man leaned forward as he walked against the wind. Leaves swirled around his legs. The brim of his hat drooped. His hands were pushed into the pockets of his black overcoat. Under his left arm he carried a package. A box, wrapped in brown paper and tied together with a cross of twine. In the distance, there was the sound of a barking dog.
The man continued forward with determination. He knew he had to deliver his precious cargo. It was a matter of life and death.