Anyway, here it is:
"Slowly, quietly walk toward the rectory," I said "There's a skunk behind you!"
I don't know whether she actually heard me or not, though, because as soon as the words escaped my lips, the skunk turned around and started walking toward me! I literally spun on my heels in panic (doing exactly what I didn't want Mary to do) and started to run away from the skunk. But the next thing I knew, I was lying on my face in the dirt. AGH! I didn't know where the skunk was and I was afraid to get up, afraid to say anything to Mary to ask her. So, I just
I felt the barest weight and soft little feet, padding up and over my legs: one, two, three, four. I wanted to scream, but knew I couldn't...
Ayeeeeeek! (I shrieked silently) And then I woke up. In practically a cold sweat. With William having crawled into bed beside me.