Friday May 10, 2019
Book 19: A Function of Firepower — Part IV


NARRATOR:  Back in the Milky Way, aboard the U.N.S. Battleplate Shoemaker-Levy...

PETEY: Hello, Admiral Devereaux.  I apologize for popping in unexpectedly.

ADMIRAL DEVEREAUX: That's not something you usually apologize for, Petey.  What's the matter?

PETEY: I can't keep the Pa'anuri out of our Galaxy anymore.  It's time to go to war.

ADMIRAL DEVEREAUX: That is the sort of thing you should apologize for.

PETEY:  Yes.  Please mobilize quickly, or we'll ALL be very sorry.