The hand of God helped me again
"When we reached the frontier zone the hand of God helped me again. Suddenly we caught sight of two men driving along with a cart from the direction of the frontier. They said that they were going to chop down one more tree. They had already laid one trunk across the channel to build a bridge. Unfortunately, that only made crossing possible by straddling it with your legs, so the water came up to one’s knees and people’s feet got wet. Our group set forth and pursued its way to the border but I joined these men at the same time. We went back a couple hundred meters to the edge of the forest and we cut down another tree. I was very lucky to be there because at that very moment the army started rocket launching in the area. We saw lightning, rocket ammunitions and heard gun shots. Everyone of us was frightened and the two men wanted to leave. By that time the tree had already been chopped and the branches lopped off, so I asked them to stay for a little while and take this last trunk to the channel. Seeing that there were children in our group it was of vital importance to make crossing easier for them. Don’t cut down any more trees but take this one- I asked. Luckily I was able to persuade them so we carried the second trunk to the channel. By that time the majority of people and children were on the other side. They were alarmed at the rockets so they crossed the channel, consequently their feet got wet. We got there, laid the trunk over the channel and the two men left. We said goodbye to them. Neither of them accepted any money. There was a woman with four little children on the opposite side of our group. My brother-in law went across, emptied his backpack and came back for two year old Eszter. He put the child inside of the backpack and took her over the other side, but the water came up to their knees. The woman with the children was unable to cross the canal without help. By that time there were two trunks side by side. I called Árpi back and we took all of them over. Everyone was transferred to the other side by then," Dr. László Gyarmati recalled.