[Taocow PBEM] Chapter XVI - Into The Southlands
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Mon Aug 18 22:36:11 BST 2008
Aaron Clausen wrote:
> Louissa nods. She pulls a large lever and the whine of the anchor motor can
> be heard, as the cable begins winding up. At that very moment, another
> large boulder comes lose, crashing down on the deck with a loud boom. The
> boat suddenly lists heavily, and with a shout Alister is flung into the
> swift river.
> Nearly as dramatically the boat lists to the other side before righting
> itself. Out in the river, Alister can be seen trying to swim back to the
> boat, but it's all he can do just to keep up with the current, and he'll
> tire soon.
Alex looks around and finds a life support ring. She throws it towards
Alister's position. She can only hope that the boat says afloat.
> [Meanwhile, on the island...]
"Amateurs study tactics; professionals study logistics."
"Wannabes study Maus and other fantasy specifications . . . ."
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