By Marion Zimmer Bradley
It was once per week sooner than the Lhari send went into warp-drive, and all that point younger Bart Steele had stayed in his cabin. He used to be so tired of his personal corporation that the Mentorian medic used to be a welcome sight whilst he got here to organize him for cold-sleep. The Mentorian paused, needle in hand. "Do you need to be awakened for the time we will spend in all of the 3 celebrity platforms, sir? you could, in fact, receive sufficient drug to maintain you in cold-sleep until eventually we achieve your destination." Bart felt tempted—he sought after a great deal to work out the opposite celebrity platforms. yet he couldn't probability assembly different passengers. The needle went into his arm. In surprising panic, he discovered he used to be helpless. The send might contact down on 3 worlds, and on any of them the Lhari may have his description, or his alias! He may be taken off, subconscious, and can by no means get up! He attempted to maneuver, to protest, yet he couldn't. there has been a freezing second of severe chilly after which nothing....
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The Mentorian paused, needle in hand. “Do you wish to be wakened for the week we shall spend in each of the Proxima, Sirius and Pollux systems, sir? ” Bart wondered if the room steward had mentioned the passenger so bored with the trip that he didn’t even visit the Observation Lounge. He felt tempted—he was getting awfully tired of staring at the walls. On the other hand, he wanted very much to see the other star-systems. When he passed through them on the trip to Earth, he’d been too young to pay much attention.
And, considering what was probably at stake, Bart didn’t blame him much. He flung the Mentorian cloak down on the table. “This got me out of trouble—the hard way,” he said. “I never wore one before and I never intend to again. ” “Your father. ” Without warning, Bart lost his temper. “I don’t care whether I prove it or not! You try proving something for a change, why don’t you? If you know Rupert Steele, I don’t have to prove who I am—just take a good look at me! Or so Briscoe told me—a man who called himself T H E C O L O R S O F S PAC E | 43 Briscoe, anyway.
His own mother had been a Mentorian. ” Raynor One’s voice was harsh, and gave the impression of being loud, though it was not. ” It was the wrong thing. The Mentorian’s mouth was taut, forbidding. “Try again. ” The cold gray stare never altered. ” There was a glint in the grim eyes now, though the even, stern voice did not soften. “I never knew myself. I didn’t name it Eight Colors. ” Raynor One made a suspicious movement. “I can’t imagine why you think so,” he said guardedly. “Especially if you’ve just come in from Earth.
The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley