Sunday February 18, 2007


Book 8: The Sharp End of the Stick
Part V: Dropping The Other Shoe

Transcript

Narrator:Aboard the enemy warship. . .
Kehlmerian Tanker:Your comrades have been captured and stripped. Surrender and strip naked now or they will be vaporized.
Elf:Got any ideas?
Kehlmerian Tanker:No talking. If you speak among yourselves, we will vaporize you.
Kevyn:Are we allowed to communicate telepathically?
Kehlmerian Tanker:Absolutely NOT!
Kevyn:Oh. Okay then.
Kehlmerian Tanker:Hrmmm. . . Are humans telepathic?
Kevyn:Not at all.
Kehlmerian Tanker:Then why ask?
Kevyn:I wanted to see what you would and would not let us do.
Kevyn:Now I know that if I spontaneously develop telepathic abilities, I am not allowed to tell my comrades that I'm out of ideas and we should do as you say.
Kehlmerian Tanker:New rule: No talking to me, either.
Kevyn:Is there anybody I am allowed to talk to?
Kehlmerian Tanker:And if you say anything else I will amputate your mouth at the hip.