I’ve never been totally certain what happened, I opened the door to the fishing shack, saw a figure throwing a snowball (or what I thought was a snowball at me) and heard an explosion. The next thing I knew I was shivering (my coat was missing) and on an ice flow.
That’s when I notices the wolf, or rather the wolf howled and got my attention. There was a coat, not mine but a coat on the bank. So I had jumped from ice flow to ice flow until I got to the bank. Not an easy task since the ice flows sunk at ransom, but I did it.
After I put on the coat, I found a note in the pocket. At first it looked like some kind of code, but then I realized that if it was folded a certain way the code became numbers.
I realized I couldn’t go back to the lodge the way I came so I followed the wolf’s tracks. They led me to a place where the snow was so thick I couldn’t go on with out snowshoes. So I turned around and was immediately was happy to find Yuri’s ski tracks, which a quickly followed back to the lodge.