Monday June 9, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Part I: Wet Feet


Narrator: Meanwhile, aboard the Touch-And-Go. . .
Ennesby: Sir, this cargo shifting operation is inefficient.
Captain Tagon: How so? It looked like Pi's team was moving a crate every four seconds.
--> Ennesby: Exactly. They're unloading about four-point-five tons of cargo per minute.
Ennesby: The Eatonrun has sixty million tons of cargo to be unloaded.
Captain Tagon: How long will it take?
Ennesby: About twenty-five years. The supplies will keep that long, but the grunts might be a little bit past their "sell-by" date.