It was a common practice for the three girls to sit on the front lawn of the school during their lunch break to chat and catch up on events overnight. There was never a shortage of subjects for them to discuss.
One girl remarked that the hedge was spreading.
The other two laughed as the thought was absurd.
Over the week the hedge grew closer. They moved to the other side of the tree they sat under, but still, the hedge was encroaching on them.
One Tuesday they failed to return to their afternoon classes, and no one knew why.