Swallowed whole by a dire anteater, Brother Varn tries to fend off a zombie it also ate. If it weren't for the zombie, maybe he could cause enough of a disturbance to get the anteater to cough him up. If it weren't for Brother Varn, maybe the zombie could do the same.
But their fight is a distraction and it doesn't stop the anteater from burping up the air Varn needs to survive, nor does it stop the acid level from rising. In the end all their fight accomplishes is to ensure that neither will get out of the anteater they way they got in. 83