Monday April 27, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel
Part II: Barsoom Circus Command


Narrator:Twenty one minutes after kerchak's first calls. . .
Thurl:Schlock, grab the next transport up here. We're abandoning the circus contract for something more. . . urgent.
Thurl:No "buts!" No time. Next transport! GO!
Narrator:Six hundred and ninety-nine hours before* his first calls. . .
'Chelle:Schlock! The transport is here! Let's go!
Narrator:*(Yes, we are rewinding about a month.)
Schlock:The circus, the circus, I'm going to the circus!
'Chelle:Actually, no. We're going to Kelrik Station for briefing, and then we'll catch another transport back. We don't get to the circus for at least four days.
Schlock:All that enthusiasm. . . it's just gone.