By Michael Carter (c) 1994/1996/2012
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Matheson reloaded his Enfield rifle and sighed with relief as the ammunition clicked softly into its chamber. Taking a cautious look round he decided that there was no danger at present, so slid the weapon stealthily back into his belt. The black plastic case of the rifle clinked against the hard, cold metal of his ammunition belt, sending a sharp jolt of noise through the stagnant air.