DISCOMFITURE by Robert Beveridge Heist botched. Withdraw and plan again. Stuffed chicken is added to the checklist. Two men are on your tail, Eurasian. One is named Bin Hua; the other, Jack. If thine eye offend thee. Jerk. Clutches always fail suddenly. Speak to terror. Lozenges. Spank. Swallow emeralds whole. Ripped apart and half- asleep. No one is allowed to touch. There was a time once. Self-cynicism is only useful when known. Moody. Crushed by water pressure. Raven chorus. Anvil of dawn. The gods could sing it for all you care. Sonata. Half- tones. Vagaries. Ship in a slip, more cast off. Feel it, relish. Take heed.