the smuggler’s bible

Even a buzzard will shine if it catches the light

The others are not so far behind. You can see them on the hilltop distant, sillhouettes with the sun behind them. They look like pencil drawings.

Ah, well, what’s done is done. No, don’t bother. It’s only going to tire you out, and they’ll still find him in the end.

Stop making those noises. Check his belt for ammunition. Check his wallet for cash. Take his watch if he has one, and don’t stain your boots. They’ll notice when you pass through town. The situation is dicey enough already. After all, it is your face on all of those posters.