Just like a raven at the sight of a roadkill, Danujan instantly thought of the loot he might possibly get from the wreck. Try as he might, though, he could not enter without tools.
He had to act fast before this bubble of news burst, run back to the shed and grab what he needed before anyone else got wind of the wreck.
Even if nothing of value was in the cabin, he could still use some of the lumber.
Did he indeed not hear the screams from inside, or was the howling of the wind and breaking of the waves as strong as he later told Inspector Mane?
– James Steerforth (© 2012)