The two boys walked around the shop for a second time. Both aged ten, they were addicted to football stickers. The few they were missing had to be in the box on the counter.
They conferred on the pavement.
‘Here’s the plan,’ Jack said. ‘You distract the shopkeeper by asking about an action figure, I’ll swipe the cards and walk out. You then follow. Okay?’
When the old man reached up to retrieve the toy, Jack swiped the box. He was met at the door by a fierce looking woman.
‘Shhhhh ... Sugar.’
‘Your first thought was right, sonny.’
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