MTO* Snippet: Meet The Target (Part 4)
After being shooed away from the little girl by her father, the dog bounded across the yard and stopped to look back once he was a good distance from the human family. Now the girl’s mother was helping her daughter to her feet, and the dog could see two men, one of whom was wearing a fancy suit and a mask exposing parts of his face, approaching the lifeless body of the rattlesnake. There was no sign of the other nine children the girl’s mother was looking after; perhaps they went back into the building.
The dog sat upon the dusty ground and continued to watch the humans from afar, looking back and forth between the girl and her parents and the two men standing by the dead snake. So far no one was paying any attention to him. The man in the suit and mask nudged the dead snake with his foot and said something to the tall, rugged man standing next to him. After exchanging a few words with his masked companion the tall man knelt to the ground, carefully picked up the snake, and