We frantically started to run toward the road... All the guys were the first ones to make it to the car. I purposely stayed behind, keeping an eye on the ladies, particularly the one that was pregnant. She had looked tired most of the day and understandably so. It couldn't have been more than three hundred feet to get to the car. The only ones left to make it were her and me, and everyone else yelled out to me, 'Just leave her there or you're staying there too!' I just couldn't do it. I told myself I would rather get caught again than carry something like that on my conscience, so I picked her up and ran as fast as I possibly could. I had no strength left, but somehow that didn't matter.
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