Sunday November 27, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part III: Return to the Tub of Happiness


Narrator: When the messenger arrives and says "Don't shoot the messenger," it's a good idea to be prepared to shoot the messenger, just in case.
Ennesby: I know. . . I'll just mail you the -
Captain Tagon: Start Talking.
Ennesby: Okay.
Ennesby: I told you Petey's been meddling. Well. . . he meddled in politics on Ystre, before you got this ship.
Ennesby: He said he bribed some senators and a judge. That's why mini-Schlock was granted that absurd salvage claim.
Captain Tagon: Why would Petey do that?
Ennesby: Maybe because he thought he owed you a ship> I don't know.
Captain Tagon: Commander, what's your opinion on this?
Kevyn: Well, there's no need for us to keep pointing our weapons at poor Ennesby's head.
Ennesby: Oh good. I was starting to -
Ennesby: worry?
Kevyn: . . . Not when we can shoot his motivator out from under him.
Captain Tagon: Why would we want to do that?
Kevyn: So I can take him apart, of course.
Ennesby: Great. Bend over for the logic probe.