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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 29

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 29 CHAPTER 18 From my bunk I’d watched the display over Lal’s shoulder as the Martinique landed at Salaam. We were coming down in a wide bay fringed by what looked during … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 28

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 28 * * * The pirates started taking their helmets off in the airlock in usual fashion. I hesitated to do that, but I decided that regardless of what my shipmates in … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 27

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 27 CHAPTER 17 “So what’re we supposed to do now?” Wellesley said. “We can’t enter the atmosphere with an antenna up or the stresses’ll tear the ship apart!” He sounded like he … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 26

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 26 When the hatch had closed behind me and Langland in the airlock, I said, “What’s the story about the other two?” He frowned. “Glance and Bodo, no story,” he said. “They … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 25

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 25 CHAPTER 16 I didn’t exactly wake up, but I came around enough to realize that somebody was shaking me and shouting, “Get up, numbnuts!” The High Drive was on. The buzz … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 24

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 24 Mom and Dad didn’t talk about me. There wasn’t anything really to talk about. I did my schoolwork and played sports without making waves. I wasn’t bad or even mediocre, but … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 23

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 23 “Han will be going back to the ship with you, Olfetrie,” Jimenez said. “He’ll arrange the transport of the delegation’s baggage here. The delegation is moving to the palace for the … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 22

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 22 CHAPTER 15 The cabin of the limousine which the Saguntines provided for the officials had room for six; I waited while they entered. Maeve Grimaud sat primly with her back to … Continue reading

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Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 21

Though Hell Should Bar The Way – Snippet 21 CHAPTER 14 The captain and I went from the companionway to the bridge: he to his console, me to stand at parade rest in front of Officer Mundy. She sat as … Continue reading

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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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