Wednesday January 9, 2008
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Admiral Emm: Assemble the prisoners. I want to speak to them myself.
'Kweng: Colonel Dehaans has an entire Company of intelligence specialists.
Admiral Emm: I'm not after intelligence. I'm after satisfaction. Somebody tried to blow up my ship.
'Kweng: I think he was just trying to blow himself up, and maybe take the Touch-And-Go with him. The hole in our hull was a happy side-effect.
Admiral Emm: Happy?
'Kweng: Well. . . He seems happy.
Admiral Emm: He's alive?
'Kweng: And surprised. Happy and surprised.