Monday January 2, 2006
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part IV: Touch and Go


Kevyn: Let's be quick about this, Ennesby. Did Petey tamper with you?
Ennesby: I. . . I don't think so.
Kevyn: Okay, good. We're done here.
Ennesby: That's it? No logic probe? No q-titillation?
Kevyn: Petey could have altered you in such a way that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with the instruments at my disposal, right?
Ennesby: Well, yeah. Obviously.
Kevyn: So. . . I either have to trust you, or I have to smash you with this hammer.
Ennesby: And you've decided NOT to go with the hammer, right?
Kevyn: Well, I might need to pound your motivator back into its socket.