By Dave Galanter, Greg Brodeur
STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS
What began as an easy offer run becomes a life-or-death fight! The workforce of the U.S.S. da Vinci proposal they have been simply bringing mining provides to Beta Argola. yet en direction they discover that the planet has been attacked -- through a similar stronger forces which are now overwhelming the da Vinci!
Overmatched by way of 3 enemy vessels that won't relaxation till the da Vinci is destroyed, the S.C.E. group needs to use all in their wits to determine find out how to tackle a extra strong foe. and so they need to do it quickly, as the miners on Beta Argola are quick working out of time prior to their reactor is going critical....
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Charcoal he could make and a bellows was simply an animal skin and some branches. Whittle a nozzle. Any damfool who couldn't own a wheel with all that at his disposal deserved to lift and carry. He had ten thousand trees, didn't he? Finland didn't have a damn thing but trees. Yet Finland was the finest little country in the world. " If Finland was still there- Wherever the world was- Maybe the girls would like a Finnish bath. Down where they could plunge in afterwards and squeal and feel good. " Grace might like it.
Barbara and I had some after you went to sleep, Duke. There was some left. I never saw it again. " "Oh! I did, while we were bailing. Busted. " Hugh went to the medicines drawer, got a bottle with a broken seal. "Count these Seconal capsules. " "Karen had one at bedtime, one later; Joe had one. Neither Barbara nor I had any, nor Grace. " His father began to count as Duke pushed them aside. "Ninety-one," Duke announced. " Hugh put the capsules back. " "What do we do, Dad? Stomach pump? " "Slow down, Duke.
The only other precaution he took was for them to keep guns by them-all but his wife. Grace Farnham "couldn't stand guns," and resented having to eat with guns in sight. But she ate with good appetite. Duke had built a fire and they were blessed with hot coffee, hot canned beef, hot peas, hot canned sweet potatoes, and canned fruit salad-and cigarettes with no worry about air or fire. "That was lovely," Grace admitted. "Hubert dear? Do you know what it would take to make it just perfect? " "What, dear?