Xertz – to gulp something down quickly and/or in a greedy fashion.
The picnic was spread out on the blanket thrown over the grass. He couldn’t help himself as he walked by and saw no one around. Where had the family who owned this offering of food gone too?
There was a distant call of music from behind the trees and he guessed people were gathering to the bandstand and the brass band playing there.
There was enough of the picnic to go around and he was sure they wouldn’t miss a couple of sandwiches, a slice of cake and an apple…..
The family came back, delighting over the band to find a strange man sat on their picnic blanket eating all their food.
‘I’ll have you, I will!’ the father roared.
The man stuffed the remaining food into his mouth, gulped down the last of the pink lemonade and rushed off into the trees the father chasing after him.
(Inspired by; http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com)