Sasha shouted, snatching her arm and hauling her up.
Laurencio rushed towards it, snatching it from his assistant and cradling it to check for sand.
He reacted too fast for her to counter, snatching her forearms and shoving her onto her stomach.
Amidst universal anarchy, the young king, barely twenty years of age, inexperienced, ill-served, snatching at every expedient, worked day and night in his newly-formed camp in Scania (Skane) to arm the nation for its mortal struggle.
The men turned and looked at her dismissively, but he pushed past them, snatching her arm.