By Susan R. Matthews
A promising younger medical professional, Andrej Koscuisko has come, with nice reluctance, to review at an army orientation middle adrift in black house. opposed to his will, he'll teach the following to function a "Ship's Inquisitor" -- a vocation that runs counter to his inner most ethical convictions.
During his tenure, Andrej will earn the devotion of his own slave. he'll achieve the grudging appreciate of the Station management. he'll make a dangerous enemy of his fellow scholar. he'll research a daunting fact approximately himself. And finally, he'll be compelled to sacrifice all that he holds dear...
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Ući će u krčmu, nekako se upoznati sa starcem, i raspitati se kod njega. Reći će mu: "Pričajte mi o životu u vreme kad ste bili dečak. Kako je bilo u to vreme? " Na brzinu, da ne bi imao vremena da se uplaši, on siđe stepenicama i pređe uzanu uličicu. Razume se, ceo poduhvat je bio nerazuman. Kao i obično, nije postojao nikakav propis koji bi izričito zabranjivao razgovor sa prolima ili posetu njihovim krčmama, no i jedno i drugo je bilo pojava previše neobična da bi prošla neprimećena. Ako se pojavi patrola, mogao se pravdati da mu je pripalo zlo, no to bi mu teško poverovali.
No čak i tada je bio spreman da podnese život s njom da su se mogli saglastiti da ne spavaju zajedno, ali Ketrin začudo nije htela. Govorila je da moraju začeti dete ako je ikako moguće. I tako se farsa nastavljala, redovno, jednom nedeljno, kad god nije bilo neizvodljivo. Čak je imala običaj da ga ujutru određenog dana podseća na to, kao na kakvu obavezu koja se doveče mora ispuniti i koja se ne sme zaboraviti. U tim prilikama upotrebljavala je dva izraza. Jedan je bio napraviti dete', a drugi izvršiti našu dužnost prema Partiji', (da, odista je upotrebljavala tu frazu).
Njih trojica se i ne pomakoše. No kad je još jednom bacio pogled na Raterfordovo ružno lice, Vinston vide da su mu oči pune suza. I prvi put primeti, s nekom unutrašnjom drhtavicom, ne znajući čak ni zbog čega je udrhtao, da je i Aronsonu i Raterfordu nos bio slomljen. Nešto kasnije sva trojica su bili ponovo uhapšeni. Ispostavilo se da su od samog trenutka kad su prvi put pušteni počeli kovati zavere. Na drugom procesu ponovo su priznali sve stare zločine, i još ceo spisak novih. Posle toga su bili pogubljeni, a njihova sudbina zabeležena u istoriji Partije kao opomena budućim generacijama.
An Exchange of Hostages (Under Jurisdiction, Book 1) by Susan R. Matthews