Thursday November 8, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part IV: We Kept the Party Hats


Narrator: Pretending to evade pursuit, the Touch-And-Go teraports from Yomingan space and random-walks.
Narrator: As ploys go it is ineffective. The Ambassador does not believe they are being chased, and even if she were watching their elaborate act, she would remain unconvinced.
Narrator: Yet even the most ineffective ploy can be good for something.
Commodore Bhotsu: How can they be gone? You told me they wouldn't know we were coming for them.
Captain Wagstaff: Sorry sir. Guilty consciences, maybe? From these traces, they're running like they stole something.