JUDGE: We know this has been a terrible shock to you---
---I'm okay, I think. See---Eva and I were walking. We do quite frequently. just wandering through the woods, talking. And we noticed that it had begun to get dark so we thought we had better start back---and we were heading back towards the main street, that would be West. And Eva thought she heard something behind us and we listened but we didn't hear it again so I assumed we were hearing things. Or it was our imagination. And it got dark pretty fast. And we were just coming into the clearing right behind the mill. Windrod's mill. And uh, we heard something again and this time we saw something behind the trees and we started running. More as a joke than anything---and then he started running too. And it was Skelly, and I wasn't afraid of him, but I knew he'd never liked my brother, and he started running too. He must have been following us all the time; everybody knows how he spies on people; I guess just as we broke into the clearing---and he came from nowhere. And he took us by surprise and he pushed me---he hit me from behind; I don't know if I passed out or not. He's immensely strong. And I heard a ringing in my ears and I saw what he was trying to do, and everything went white. And he pushed me.