Fragments Chapter 19 Page 43

The ladder rattles against the wall and they look up in the horror that, distracted by the food, they left it standing there for anyone to climb. Suddenly a backpack, the kind you’d use for hiking, is thrown over the wall and lands on the roof with a thud, then another, this one landing with a harsh rattle as if it contains objects made from tin or metal. Seconds later Steve climbs the ladder and hops over the wall. He removes a final bag from his back and lowers it to the ground.

Sarah: What’s this?

Tommy: The scout shop! Legend!

They run to the bags as Steve opens the clips on the first one and pulls a jacket out. It’s lined with fur with a waterproof outer layer, and hands it to Sarah. She puts it on