Warren Trenchard/MPP ‘Umayri

Heave ho! Having summarily dispatched “Abimelech the Watermelon” with an upper millstone, the defenders turn their attention (and their aim) toward al-‘Umayri dig codirector Doug Clark, who waves his arms ominously from below. Not to endanger him, as a millstone surely would, Rhonda Root hurls a piece of foam wrapped in dark window screen mesh.