OUT HUNTING As far back as she could remember Jane had an affinity with the creatures of the air. None more so than Nimrod, her pet Merlin. She had owned birds of prey since she was a child but the Merlin was by far her favourite. It was not the fastest bird or the greatest of hunters but Nimrod had more spirit than a bird twice his size. Today, Jane wandered the lower field beyond the paddock and let Nimrod fly free. His silhouetted form was a . . .