By John Birmingham
A superb tale within the 'Without Warning' trilogy. A 'What if' tale of the chilly warfare ... a small piece of trade background of the interval informed through a biography of 1 of its gamers, Lieutenant department McKinnon, an adventurer in a unique post-WWII global of yank isolationism.
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And you clench your fists and hold yourself in -- and it's like tearing yourself to pieces. And then suddenly, after all that suffering, suddenly. " she breaks off. " inquires Dr. Poole. She looks at him sharply, but sees on his face only an expression of inquiring and genuinely innocent incomprehension. "I can't make you out," she says at last. "Is it true, what you told the Chief? " All at once she blushes. "If you don't believe me," says Dr. " She looks at him for a moment, then shakes her head and, in a kind of terror, turns away.
And now here is Loola -- Loola without the least pretension to education or good breeding, Loola au naturel with a musky redolence which, on second thought, has something really rather fascinating about it. What wonder if he reddens and (against his will, for he longs to go on looking at her) averts his eyes. For consolation and in hope of an accession of boldness, he resorts again to the bottle. Suddenly the boulevard narrows to a mere footpath between two dunes of sand. "After you," says Dr. Poole, politely bowing.
His words and, still more, his pious gesture allay Loola's suspicions. Her face clears; she gives him her most charming smile. The dimples in her cheeks come to life like a pair of adorable little creatures fitfully leading a secret and autonomous existence in independence of the rest of Loola's face. Dr. Poole returns her smile, but almost instantly looks away, blushing as he does so to the roots of his hair. NARRATOR Out of the enormity of his respect for his mother, our poor friend here is still, at thirty-eight, a bachelor.
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