Saturday August 5, 2006
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part VI: Long Arm of the Law


Petey: Oh, I want your squid alive, please. And yes, I know it's not really a squid, per se.
Captain Tagon: Can I ask why? I've been told that it's not worth anything.
Petey: Au contraire. It's worth my silence to you.
Captain Tagon: And to you?
Petey: For starters it may be a source of stimulating conversation.
Captain Tagon: If I knew how to talk to it, I'd tell it to take the sticky-rice option.