Later, when she opened her eyes, she saw Isabel looking down at her. With her head cradled on Isabel’s lap, she looked around in confusion. Simon was standing nearby and beside him were the butler and the housekeeper.
Isabel was the first to speak.
“We have notified the police.”
“Why? What happened?” Phina asked, trying to recover her senses.
“You were attacked,” Simon answered, helping her to the chair provided by the housekeeper.
“By whom?” she asked exasperatedly.
“We were hoping you’d know,” Isabel responded, shaking her head. “Did you see anyone? Do you remember anything?”
Phina squinted her eyes and looked from left to right.
“No. The last thing I remember was someone grabbing me from behind. At first, when I heard the person following me, I thought you were pretending to be Martin just to give me a fright,” she said pointing at Isabel, “but next thing I knew, I was getting choked. I didn’t get the chance to see the person.”