Swamped Chapter 30 Page 10

You go limp. Maybe if she thinks you’re dead, she’ll put you down.

“Hey! Don’t try to play that game with me, I can tell you’re breathing.”

She pauses for a moment.

“Shit, wait. Maybe the desert fever knocked her out. Better take her over to Doc, just in case.”

Well. That really isn’t what you want, but maybe if you keep the act going long enough, she’ll give you a chance to slip away again.

“Hey, you there! Fetch me one of the empty feed sacks, would you? They’re about the right size to hold a grebling.”

Well. That doesn’t sound good. Both the part where you’re going to be stuffed in a sack, and the part where there’s someone else coming.

If you don’t act now, you probably won’t get another chance to escape. But what can you do?

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