Thursday December 13, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Narrator: Aboard the U.N.S. embassy vessel Terra Firmator. . .
Ambassador Breya: What's the matter with this thing? Somebody patch me through to Secretary Mancala.
Haban: Admiral Emm is jamming us. She's jamming everything.
Ambassador Breya: She doesn't want us calling out. . .and she doesn't want us hearing anything!
Haban: Like what? The screams of the dying?
Ambassador Breya: When I want morbid humor I'll torture it out of you, honey.