Sunday December 15, 2002

Book 2: The Teraport Wars
Part III: Handsome Ransom


Narrator:Four bounty-hunters descend on a homeless shelter, with mayhem in mind. . .
Narrator:Their targets are a few of the volunteers, and the mayhem they are planning involves ransoming a hostage or two.
Narrator:This is a homeless shelter for sentient elephants, though. Any additional mayhem will probably be overkill.
Shodan:Captain, they're showering themselves with the soup!
Lex Callister:Awright, nobody move!
Tagon:You're kidding, right?
Lex Callister:Nobody moves, or somebody gets hurt!
Tagon:I see four of you. I've got half a platoon of armored infantry with me.

That means you're probably right. Once my people start moving, somebody is going to get hurt.

Tagon:I'll give you four guesses who it'll be.
Lex Callister:You might be armored, but the elephants are not.

Jevee Ceeta:Hey, that's clever- ransom the elephants for the hostages we want to ransom for Doyt.
Lex Callister:Huh? Oh, yeah. That's my plan, all right. I'm glad I thought of it.