Monday April 27, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part II: Barsoom Circus Command


Narrator: Twenty one minutes after kerchak's first calls. . .
Thurl: Schlock, grab the next transport up here. We're abandoning the circus contract for something more. . . urgent.
Thurl: No "buts!" No time. Next transport! GO!
Narrator: Six hundred and ninety-nine hours before* his first calls. . .
'Chelle: Schlock! The transport is here! Let's go!
Narrator: *(Yes, we are rewinding about a month.)
Schlock: The circus, the circus, I'm going to the circus!
'Chelle: Actually, no. We're going to Kelrik Station for briefing, and then we'll catch another transport back. We don't get to the circus for at least four days.
Schlock: All that enthusiasm. . . it's just gone.