Thomas brought Ariel to the place where he woke up that morning. He opened a chest, in which he previously took his clothes and gun, and found a woman's gown. He ripped another cloth, carefully bandaged Ariel's wound, and dressed her in the cream-colored gown. Then he laid her on a mattress he found in the chest.
"You'll be all right," कहा Thomas.
"There, there. You'll be all right," he कहा softly. "It is mostly shock, I guess. I hope you'll forgive me, miss, because I didn't mean to hurt you."
Ariel closed her eyes and refused to speak. She was still shocked and frightened,...