Monday June 9, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse
Part I: Wet Feet


Narrator:Meanwhile, aboard the Touch-And-Go. . .
Ennesby:Sir, this cargo shifting operation is inefficient.
Captain Tagon:How so? It looked like Pi's team was moving a crate every four seconds.
-->Ennesby: Exactly. They're unloading about four-point-five tons of cargo per minute.
Ennesby:The Eatonrun has sixty million tons of cargo to be unloaded.
Captain Tagon:How long will it take?
Ennesby:About twenty-five years. The supplies will keep that long, but the grunts might be a little bit past their "sell-by" date.