This is one of two bonus polls relating to the poem "Grit and Grace" from Path of the Paladins. Current donors may view and vote in this poll, and NOT in the other one I'm going to post for everyone else. It's uncommon for me to encounter a Schrodinger Uncertainty state in my writing, but it happens occasionally, and I thought you folks would have fun shaking the box to see whether live or dead things will fall out of it.
The poem "Grit and Grace" features two bandits attacking Ari while Shahana is gathering firewood, intending to rob the camp. Ari flings hot grits into the shorter man's face and bashes the taller man over the head with the hot frying pan. Shahana hacks the taller man behind the knee with a hatchet.
What becomes of the two bandits after they flee the camp? You decide! Donors will be voting on the taller bandit, while everyone else votes on the shorter bandit. Polling will be open at least through Saturday morning. If the answers are clear then, I'll close the polling; otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.
The taller man with the bashed head and hacked knee:
If this man lives, he: