Major again gagged and blindfolded the man and checked the padlock on the chain. Next, he padlocked the entrance to the cave and called Sergeant to stand guard. Then, he took his shotgun and enough ammunition, and along with Captain, they set out to make a campfire. Having made the fire, they two hid in a crevice to ambush the men.
As soon as the pillar of dark smoke reached up into the sky, they saw two men hurriedly coming up the plateau. They had hardly passed Major's hiding place, when the stentorian battle cry of Major transfixed them. As soon as men tried to reach their pockets, Major put the muzzle of the shotgun on the back of one of them and shouted, "One move and I'll blow your fucking heads." Simultaneously Captain grabbed the other man's testicles.
Major's next order was: "Lie down and put your fucking hands on the back of your fucking heads." Next, Major handcuffed both of them, and forced them to roll over. He, then, removed the handguns and conducted a through body search. Found knives in the socks and some checks in their wallets, in total amounting to 150 sheep including the first man's certified check. Putting all in a sack he had with him, he kicked them to sit up. Later, he gagged them and kicked them to stand up. They were led to the base camp; having reached, Major blindfolded them; removed their shoes and took them to the cave.
Now it was time to capture the truck driver and take care of other businesses. Since Antonius had not found the car keys on the men, he assumed the men must have left the keys in the car.
Now, Major went to his trailer and picked up some tools and materials he had saved for a rainy day. When ready, he and Captain got in the jeep and drove off down the hill. Since major, did not trust the men, thought it would be strategically unwise to leave the car unchecked behind; therefore, he very cautiously, drove behind the red hill. There was the car. After making sure nobody was around, he approached the car. He was right; the keys were left in the car. Removed the keys; put them in his pocked and drove off northward.
(to be continued)