The crowd gathered around Adam and closed in on him. Two of the people brandished knives in his direction. Finally one of them stopped right in front of the crime fighter wanna be. As the knife weilder stopped in front of Adam, the rest of the crowd stooped over to pick up the fallen money.
Adam shot out his arms and knocked the knife holder flat on his backside.
"Hey, what's the big idea, I only wanted to keep you away from the money that fella said was ours." The man folded the knife and put it away.
"Yeah I guess you're right." Adam reached into his pocket and pulled out a ten dollar bill and tossed it to the man. "Here, it's all I have," he added before turning away and walking towards Ken.
"Okay," spoke Ken to his friend, "we can go back home now."
"What was all that about?" Adam held out his palms waiting for an answer.
"I found out my buddy used a minimum of force and showed some compassion. We can go now, the test is over." Ken got behind the wheel and fired up the engine.
TO BE CONTINUED...