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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 20

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 20 Looking at me again, he said, “Anyway, the delegation needs an escort of five spacers when they present their credentials in Saguntum, and I need an officer to command the escort. … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 19

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 19 CHAPTER 13 My last watch before Saguntum was in the Power Room. Captain Leary believed that an officer had to know the whole ship, not just the rigging and how to … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 18

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 18 “And I get the bill!” said Woetjans. She didn’t exactly shout, but her voice from just behind — and above — me made me jump. “Lucinda will seat you, madame and … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 17

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 17 CHAPTER 12 Captain Leary brought us down in the harbor at Santiago, the capital of the planet of the same name. He put me in the striker’s seat, just as he … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 16

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 16 CHAPTER 11 Barnes had warned me that the two of us would be dry-lubing Antenna Dorsal A on our next watch. Though I’d never done it, I knew that applying graphite … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 15

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 15 CHAPTER 10 By the time Woetjans and I got back to the Sunray, Captain Leary and the senior personnel who’d served with him on the Princess Cecile — the former Sissies … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 14

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 14 Woetjans kneaded her pectoral muscles with her fingers and looked sideways at me. “Sorry,” she muttered in apparent embarrassment. “I took some slugs a couple years ago and they tighten up … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 13

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 13 I knew that this was the first time Barnes and Dasi had landed on Hansen’s World, so probably the captain hadn’t either. At any rate, he hadn’t directed me to a … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 12

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 12 CHAPTER 9 I was using one of the displays on the bridge to read what the Sailing Directions had to say about Hansen’s World. I wanted to learn as much as … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 11

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 11 CHAPTER 7 I spent my next duty on the hull with Captain Leary as he indicated our course to me from the Dorsal A masthead platform. The captain was using a … Continue reading

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