They said that if before a child goes to sleep, you have to read at least one short story because this will make him or her smart. Yup, that could be true if we talk about sending our kids to bed.
But it would be a totally different story if you are going helping someone survive like The Countess who had bullets in her body.
Instead of uttering so many words, just focus on the cure. But hey,if I were the one who saw The Countess in this situation, I would tell her so many stories until such time that she could no longer hear the happily ever after part of it.
I’d be glad to see her close her eyes and you know, just get trapped in the hotel forever.