Our foremost priority was to get you treated so we made our way to the forest inspector’s hut. There I had to lift you on my shoulders all the way to the emergency room.
Kalsh: Ah… that explains the blood stains on your shirt.
Akshay: Yes right, now shut up and listen. Although the ranger was nowhere to be found but luckily there was a nurse in the hut. She cleaned your wounds. A kindhearted lady who made sure that you did not die of septic.
“We cannot thank her enough.” Keshav and Sahib chimed in unison.There were tears in their eyes. Akshay ignored them and continued:
But you see she was not a specialist doctor. Her stitching skills were not perfect. Although she tried her level best but she couldn’t stop the bleeding. We tried ice, water, and bandage but to no avail. So to cut the long story short, you bled for one whole night. She also contacted the ranger.
Sahib: He wanted to interview all of us but I made sure that he did not disturb your sleep.
Akshya: Will you two stop interrupting. (Sahib pretended he was looking at the road.) So where was I?
Kalsh: The forest official…
Akshay: Yeah, yes hmm…