Friday December 5, 2014
Book 15: Delegates and Delegation — Part III: Conflagration


CHESTER: It's not all good news.  U.N.S. infrastructure is now an immediately critical problem.


That's their motive.

BALA-AMIN: Those P.T.U. hulls they were offering?  We are going to need every scrap of P.T.U. we can get our hands on.

CHESTER: True, but their asking price is miniscule compared to what we're now willing to pay.

BALA-AMIN: You mean they haven't raised their price?

CHESTER: They have not.

BALA-AMIN: Nnggh!  They're still better people than we are.