They were to meet at a designated spot in the evening.
When Tom returned alone carrying only a rucksack, Tony & Brad asked him where George was.
Tom replied, “George had a heart attack and he died.”
Brad could not believe what he had just heard and asked him, “You mean you just left George there and carried his rucksack back?”
Tom replied, “Well, it was a difficult choice to make. At the end, I thought who would want to steal George.”