Monday December 16, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part III: Exhalation and Exit Strategies


HIOEFUA: You are enjoying fortune, Admiral.

Those attacking you?  Their aggressions went not beyond cold-rending Mothership's engines.

FPHLESSCE: "Cold-rending?" Hmph.

FPHLESSCE: The primary annie was about to fail catastrophically.  I ordered Engineering to vent it, but there wasn't time to get it done right.

HIOEFUA: Venting was wisdom.  We are counting seventy-three of your crew surviving!

FPHLESSCE: Doublethrice.  That number is too low by about two hundred.

HIOEFUA: It is being greater than zero by seventy-three.