You are safe here! I shouted above the sudden noise. She looked away from me downhill. The people were coming out of their houses, astonished. I perceived that in a moment.
At that I gripped my wife’s arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
Through two long weeks I wandered, stumbling through the nights guided only by the stars and hiding during the days behind some protruding rock or among the occasional hills I traversed.
When the amphitheater had cleared I crept stealthily to the top and as the great excavation lay far from the plaza.