The idea of 'leap' can include conceptual leaps of faith, or hope, as well as the crossing over from one side to another. Stuart Evers explores the stages or leaps in a child's development and in particular that first momentous occasion when a parent recognises that his child has told a deliberate untruth.
From then on, the parent learns about the lies and loves of their offspring and, in this story, a single parent father reflects on what he has learned from his daughter.
Written by by Stuart Evers
Read by Anton Lesser
Produced by Lizzie Davies
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.