Monday March 29, 2004
Book 5: The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance
Part I: Hand to Mouth


Serial Peacemaker:
Thurl:Captain, I've got a live one. This guy wants protection from a lightly-armed mob closing on his property.
Tagon:That's police work, Thurl. It can't possibly pay enough.
Thurl:His bid is right here.
Tagon:That can't be right. He must be planning to stiff us.
Thurl:He offered us half down. Said he's in a hurry.
Tagon:He'll back down. That's too much for a retainer.
Thurl:Actually, we already have his money. He was in a big hurry