'The Lord has said: 'Make a fiery serpent and set it upon a pole. Everyone who is bitten, when he looks up to it, shall live.' '
I awoke to the sound of screaming. I sat up with a jerk, my throat knotted as the piercing cry filled the tent again.
"A snake!" It was my wife, Adah.
Grabbing my spear, I sat up. "Where is it?"
"I don't know. Close!"
I heard a rasping sound.
My wife jumped, yelling and shaking her leg. "It bit me! Get it off!"
I saw it hanging from her foot like a sallow, white rope.