Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pot Luck

The disguised Baba is lead to one of the guest rooms, far from the courtyard where his bandits are hiding. A pretty servant girl brings in a tray bearing a sweet dessert wine and some warm food. Despite his plan, Baba is soon fast asleep and snoring.
Mendez, his eleven brothers, Father, Uncle Mendoza and assorted staff silently move over to the thirty-nine large pottery Jars. With a signal from Mendoza, they all flip the lids from their jars and thrust their swords deep inside. The bandits barely have time to cry out and the battle is over before it even begins.
Mendez however finds he has another problem. As he opens his jar, he can’t resist a quick peek inside before the killing thrust. He sees a beautiful pair of green eyes peering up at him in surprise... A woman’s eyes. As realisation dawns on her, the young gypsy woman pleads, “Please don’t kill me. I’ll do anything!”
Mendez pauses for a moment and then smiles, “Anything?”

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