the body. Robert had often tried unsuccessfully unsuccessfully to peel usable garments from the corpses corroded by frost. He had to continue because he would need hours, maybe even days, to get to the exchange. This place was the only place in this damn world that was quite safe and where the survivors could meet and exchange. He could barely breathe against the tempestuous wind, his chest raised and lowered heavily, to be able to press the exhausted breathing air out of his lungs. Since the poles had melted and the earth was in a state of misery, chaos prevailed. At some point, this world would not go any further.