Saturday April 5, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Prologue: Drydock


Captain Tagon: How does the roster look, Thurl?
Thurl: Broken.
Thurl: We've gained headcount, but lost cohesion. It's going to take time to put this company back together.
Thurl: I think we need a shakedown mission.
Captain Tagon: Extortion would weed out the squeamish.
Thurl: Okay, that's not the kind of shakedown I had in mind.
Captain Tagon: There's more than one kind? This is a happy day.