That night Judith sat in her bed holding the purple crystal up to the candle light. She reachedover to the table next to the bed, picked up a long cord and tied it around the crystal. Once againshe held it up to the light to take one more last look before placing it around her neck. She laidthere on her pillow holding it tightly in her hands with a smile on her face.The next day her father sent her to town to get more supplies. She left her father¶s cottage takingonly money for the supplies and nothing else. On her way to town she felt some one waswatching her from the forest along the path way. She stood still holding the stone in her and praying to Diomus to not let anything happen to her.Please Diomus don¶t let anything happen, she thought to herself.Suddenly she knew someone was behind her. Fear came over her and her heart began to beat inher chest. She lunged forward and took off running.Stop! Where do you think you are going? said a man¶s vioce that was behind her just as hegrabbed her by her arm to turn her around. She smacked him across the face with her right hand.Let me go! Let me go! She screamed in his face and spit on him.He held her down with one hand by the throat and reached for a knife that was on his belt.Oh thou shalt pay for that with thy life!She shut here eyes not wanting to see it coming as he pulled the knife from his belt and drew it back for the final blow.Pop!The bandit fell a crossed her and she laid there with her eyes still closed wondering why she wasstill alive. Slowly she opened them trying to see, but there was a glare from the sun light blindingher. However she knew someone was there.Who¶s there? She cried out.