She wanted to test the gun, but she dared not open any of the windows or doors. She shot a hole in the wall with the shotgun. She could see clear to the outside. The blast radius was tighter than she’d expected. This was good. And the hole might be useful, as a spy hole, since all the doors and windows where shuttered. One might be able to stick a gun barrel through it from the outside, but that was the side the ground sloped off. He’d have to stand on a ladder to do it. And she could cover it with something heavy when she wasn’t using it.

Using a pair of handguns, she put holes in all the other walls and looked out, using various landmarks to calibrate her range of vision, and kept shooting until she could see 360 degrees around the cabin.

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