While proofreading chapter 3 I came to the conclusion that what I had written was so convoluted that I could not possibly burden my readers with it. I had gone off in so many directions even I had a difficult time following it. While much of what I had written will probably make interesting stories, I decided it did not belong in this one. I have therefore filed away what I had and am working in a more focused direction.
Thanks to everyone who sent feedback. Please continue to do so.
Update: I received a comment which I understand to indicate that my above statement was somehow aimed at proofreaders. That was not my intention. I had received feedback which indicated I needed to pay closer attention to what I typed over what the automatic spell check thought it should be. As I was going over my original writing, I found it below my own acceptable levels. I then attempted to edit it into shape,which caused things to get worse. That was when I decided to do a complete rewrite of that and the following chapters. I apologize if I offended any proofreaders. I know your job is difficult enough without having to deal with thing like the mess that I had called 'Chapter 3'