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The horsemen have been yelling and cavorting round the farmyard. considered one of them hit the puppy with a spear shaft and it bolted. the woman with the plaits ran outdoors, shouting. yet this time her caution had no impression or wasn’t taken heavily. one of many horseman galloped up, seized the woman through one in every of her plaits, pulled her clear of the entrance and dragged her throughout the puddle of muck. The others jumped off their horses to aid the 1st, dragging the lady to the tip of the farmyard. They tore her shift off her and threw her down onto a pile of rotten straw. the lady fought again ferociously, yet she had no likelihood. just one of the marauders didn’t take part the thrill; he guarded the horses, which have been tied to the fence. the lady gave an extended, piercing scream. Then a quick, pained one. They heard not anything after that. ‘Warriors! ’ Milva stated, leaping to her toes. ‘Fucking heroes! ’ ‘They aren’t frightened of the pox,’ Yazon Varda stated, shaking his head. ‘Fear,’ Dandelion muttered, ‘is a human caliber. There’s not anything human in them any further. ’ ‘Apart from their innards,’ Milva rasped, rigorously nocking an arrow, ‘which I shall now prick. ’ ‘Thirteen,’ Zoltan Chivay repeated gravely. ‘And they’re all fastened. You’ll knock off one or and the remainder could have us surrounded. And besides, it would be an strengthen occasion. The satan understands what sort of greater strength they belong to. ’ ‘Do you are expecting me to face via and watch? ’ ‘No,’ Geralt acknowledged, straightening his scarf and the sword on his again. ‘I’ve had sufficient of status via and gazing. I’m uninterested with my very own helplessness. yet first we need to cease them from getting away. See the only retaining the horses? while i am getting there, knock him out of the saddle. And if you happen to can, take out one other. yet in basic terms whilst i am getting down there. ’ ‘That leaves eleven,’ the archer stated, turning to stand him. ‘I can count number. ’ ‘You’ve forgotten in regards to the smallpox,’ Zoltan Chivay muttered. ‘If you pass down there, you’ll get back contaminated… Bollocks to that, Witcher! You’re placing us all in danger… For fuck’s sake, she’s now not the woman you’re searching for! ’ ‘Shut up, Zoltan. return to the wagon and conceal within the woodland. ’ ‘I’m coming with you,’ Milva declared hoarsely. ‘No. conceal me from right here, you’ll be assisting extra in the event you do this. ’ ‘What approximately me? ’ Dandelion requested. ‘What should still I do? ’ ‘The similar as ordinary. not anything. ’ ‘You’re insane…’ Zoltan twisted up. ‘Taking at the whole band? What’s acquired into you? are looking to play the hero, rescuing reasonable maidens? ’ ‘Shut up. ’ ‘Go to hell! No, wait. go away your sword. There’s tons of of them, so it’d be larger in case you didn’t need to swing two times. Take my sihil. One blow is sufficient. ’ The Witcher took the dwarf’s weapon with no notice or a moment’s hesitation. He mentioned the marauder guarding the horses yet one more time. after which hopped over the tree stumps and hurried in the direction of the cottages. The sunlight was once shining. Grasshoppers scattered in entrance of him. the fellow guarding the horses observed him and pulled a spear from its position by way of his saddle. He had very lengthy, unkempt hair, falling onto a torn hauberk, patched up with rusty twine.