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The Hike

The thin-faced stranger said, “The skin around it was rotting away and, well, it was mostly bone, but the skin, I remember it… That dirt - that red dirt - made it kind of dusty to see and…”

“Hey, it’s okay. It’s fine,” the man told his friend, calming him down with a gentle hand. “Don’t worry, let’s just get up a little farther and we’ll figure out where to go next. Don’t worry.”

The man’s new friend calmed down and agreed to join him. However, when they looked at the path in front of them, they noticed it split into a fork.