Fragments Chapter 20 Page 50

Mark has: A knife, not too sharp, he can keep that. Water, I have plenty. Flint? Jesus, amateur hour. Gloves, nothing compared to my gear. Spare laces… I have a box of them at home but they might come in handy…

His stock take is interrupted as Mark grabs him from behind and locks an arm around his throat. They roll back as Steve struggles to get free and Mark holds on as tight as he can in an attempt to choke him. Steve pulls down on his forearm to try to free himself but the grip is locked in tight.

He then drives his elbow backwards connecting with ribs and Mark screams with the pain, but the grip remains locked. Steve knows he has a maximum of about 20 seconds before he blacks out. The lock is good, he has applied it well and Steve