“Do you suppose the Council would listen?” It was Palanth hoping against hope. “Try them, Mark; we can spar for time.” Then in sheer desperation: “I told you, Terran, those bipeds would never come through with that infernal radiant energy!” His features also showed the strain he’d gone through, even the ubiquitous handkerchief was missing. “I will!” Mark had reached a decision. Yo Semite Shirt “But no mercy can be expected from them, I’ll have to handle it my way….” He broke off and walked to the Tele-Magnum, followed by Lucero and Palanth. Outside, an immense multitude of Terrans awaited orders.