the smuggler’s bible

Manassen

Manassen’s enemies tie him up and decide to kill him. But they let him ride his own horse on the way out of town, which is better than a lot of people get. Lucky for him, Morgan le Fay meets them on the road and throws a flag on the play.

“What’s the story with this guy?”

“We’re gonna drown him in the fountain,” one of Manassen’s captors says. “For screwing around with my wife.”

“That true?” le Fay asks. “What he says about you?”

“Well, you see—uh,” Manassen says, trying to gauge the temperature of the crowd. “No?”