Tuesday January 14, 2003
Book 2: The Teraport Wars — Post Post-Dated Check Loan


Xinchub: Captain Tagon, you have blackmailed the U.N.S. twice in recent months.
Xinchub: We paid you off the first time because we did not want you and your giant warship making trouble in Sol system.
Xinchub: We paid you the second time because we hoped the money would keep your mouth shut.
Xinchub: Now your giant warship is gone, and it occurs to me that we can shut your mouth very permanently without spending very much money at all.
Tagon: You're right, General. My price is very low, now. In fact, I'll shut my mouth for free.
Xinchub: But will you pay us for the privilege of being able to breathe at the same time?