Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Scout's Honor - Chapter 77
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Our hero stands before the charging trog leader!
I did the unexpected and charged at the Great One! I couldn't play it safe and hope to win.
Just short of the charging trog, I dove, spinning to land on my back and slide on the dewed slicked grass. The Great One's hands just missed me. Pulling my knees up to my chest, I threw my arms back against the trog's shins. He toppled and I kicked up with both legs. My feet caught him in the stomach and launched him into a flip.
The trog landed on his back with a grunt and I rolled onto my feet. As the Great One struggled to his feet, I darted in and landed a punch to the nose. Blood flowed and he stumbled back a step.
Again, the Great One opened his arms wide but advanced with more caution. I guessed he planned to grab and crush me. There was no way I could let him do that.
I charged then dodged to the right, landing a blow on his ear before dancing away from his powerful arms.
Another charge. Another dodge. A punch landed where a man's kidney would be.
The Great One was flailing, unused to this style of fighting. As long as I kept moving and avoid his sweeping arms, I was sure I could wear the trog down.
I feinted and skipped away, frustrating the Great One even more. Then I sensed someone behind me.
"You asked how trogs fight," the man said quietly. "It's time to find out!"
He shoved me at the trog.
With a roar of triumph, the Great One wrapped his arms around me and squeezed!
Is this the end for our hero? Find out in Chapter 78, coming Friday!