the smuggler’s bible

Rowland

  1. Rowland yanks on the rope to be really, really sure, then inhales deeply and swings out over the gap.

He makes it. I mean, is he going to fall and break his neck? There’s, like, so much story left. That’s stupid.

But Rowland doesn’t know that, okay? Rowland is betting the whole stack on a cheap grappling hook he bought at the mall from a kid with a nose ring and an emo haircut.

What he’s doing is brave. It’s noble.

Just this, though. Not the stuff later. Absolutely not. His neighbors calls the cops on his ass for that.