Man of War – Excerpt No. 26

“She did raise a fool after all,” Bertrand said after catching his breath. 

The man’s eyes had teared up from the laughter. Meanwhile Marc managed to stand, but the rocks beneath his feet were slippery and fell once more. He could not remember the last time he bathed, and doubted the algae-ridden waters of this stream counted.

Bertrand came to the edge, hand outstretched. Marc kept a straight face, took his hand with his right and followed through using his left. After that it was a case of letting gravity play its part, and watched as Bertrand learned first hand that he too could not be walking on water.

“Well played!” Bertrand said.

“I had to put your theory to the test,” Marc replied.

Man laughing to the point of being in tears.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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