Sunday December 9, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Narrator: Aboard the mercenary warship Touch-And-Go. . .
Ennesby: Captain, we need to unload our cargo immediately. Hiding isn't helping.
Captain Tagon: How can hiding not help? Are they going to find us?
Ennesby: Eventually, yes, they will find us. But that's not the point. The point is that in short order they will figure out to whom we are selling this cargo, and then we will find ourselves.
Captain Tagon: I don't get it.
Ennesby: Specifically, we will find ourselves unable to collect our pay.
Captain Tagon: YEEEARGH! Go GO GO! NOW!
TAG: Going, sir.