by M T McGuire
The Pan of Hamgee, a starving outlaw, bumps into Big Merv; the meanest, scariest gangster in the City and without thinking what he is doing, steals his wallet. When Big Merv realises what has happened The Pan's future looks short. Unless he can persuade Big Merv to let him go he will be recycled into the Outer Ring Road, currently being constructed round the City.
U certificate. 4,000 words.