ratings · Published: Jul 6th, 2015
What would you do if at four years old you were traumatized into silence? Hattie spent sixteen years learning to listen with her heart and speak with her eyes. She learned many more things in that sixteen years, but never lost her terror in the presence of strange men. Even men she knew, frightened her. Until one man rode into town and shocked her into yelling "stop."
With her voice back she had something else to fear. She would be expected to court.
She thought she had problems before. Her troubles were just beginning.