|From:||Bewitch M. Stumbler|
|Date:||Sat, 12 Aug 2006 02:19:48 -0700|
Society had more rats when the rules were looser; just as the old wooden buildings had more rats than the concrete buildings that came later. When I glanced up by chance and saw that a covert smile had replaced the earlier _expression_, I knew it was time to reveal the rest of my arrangements. Better to worry about cooking the fish after I had caught it. They get away with it for a week or two or a month or two, depending on the degree of their native intelligence. Well you havent, if that will make you sleep any better at night. Customs was a snap and when the ship was about half full I boarded her and took a seat near the hostess. It was also a fine commentary on the honors that went with the job. I hoped.
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