As soon as they touched the opposite shore, Stevie took his shot at stealing the Martin.
“You kutchering punk!” shouted the Justin, and leapt out after him. He got hold of an ankle and the two collapsed in waist-deep river water. “Give her back!”
“You don’t deserve it!” howled Stevie, kicking.
“I earned her from Ptah himself!” The Justin hauled himself up and yanked at his end of the guitar, the neck–which, to his shock, slid out of the body with a steely rasp.
“Prove it,” Stevie grinned. He snapped off a length of cattail reed and assumed kamae.