Monday September 1, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Part II: Enter the Longshoreman


Frank Hannibal: So, Sergeant Schlock. . . Tell us a little about yourself.
Schlock: I'm Sergeant Schlock. I'm a carbosilicate amorph, and I'm a mercenary.
Frank Hannibal: Hah! Just the facts. Very straightforward. Let's ask the question we all want answered first. . . Have you ever killed anybody?
Schlock: Well, yeah. Lots of times.
Frank Hannibal: Have you killed anybody today?
Schlock: No, but the day's not over yet.