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We have to hold a little private funeral on them occasions. " His eyes on Krist's Conger put one foot against the table leg. " "There's a darn good question, bo," laughed Lt. Krist. "The answer being, I sure do. " "Oh, forgive me, senhor," said a voice from the doorway to the patio. " "Scones? " Krist turned his big head to look at the cottage. "You know darn well I can't hardly abide . " Conger kicked. The breakfast table went up and over. Its far edge swung in an arc and smacked the blaster free of Krist's hand.

Conger watched the pretty slim Angelica for a moment, deciding it wasn't safe to talk to her now. He sealed up his invisible coat against the chill wind which came blowing across the balcony terrace. He turned to re-enter the dancing area. " he said to himself. The force screen wasn't supposed to let in anything but the view. Conger carefully crossed to the edge of the balcony. The dots of guards and still-arriving guests moved through the ritual of admittance hundreds of feet down. He stretched out his hand and it continued out beyond the lip of the balcony and into chill dark night.

He thumbed the lid off, selected a chunk of the brown-green candy. "Wait a second," said Conger, rising. The old professor bit into the chunk, chewing thoughtfully for a few seconds. "No, no, this still doesn't make it. What can they be . " He pitched face forward to the floor. 48 RON GOULART "Big Mac," said Conger, realizing finally whose voice had come out of the chute. He turned the professor over, put one arm behind his shoulders. "Krist," gasped Enzerto. " "The double . " The old man was dead.

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