The Mandarin's Butterfly
it isbetter to marry than to burn." --Saul of Tarsus
II "This Universe never did make sense--"
III "--Professor Moriarty isn't fooled--"
IV Because two things equal to the same thing are never equal to each other.
"--awedding ring is not a ring in my nose--"
VI Are men and women one race?
VII "Avete, Alieni, nos morituri vos spernimus!"
VIII "Let us all preserve our illusions--"
IX Most males have an unhealthy tendency to obey laws.
"--andhe had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon'!"
"-citizensmust protect themselves."
XII "They might fumigate this planet and take it."
XIII Being too close to a fireball can worry a man
XIV "Quit worrying and enjoy the ride."
XV "We'll hit so hard we'll hardly notice it."
--amaiden knight, eager to break a lance--
XVII The world wobbled--
"-thewhole world is alive."
The Butterfly's Mandarin
XIX Something is gained in translation
--righttheory, wrong universe.
--threeseconds is a long time--
XXII "'From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.'"
XXIII "The farce is over."
XXIV Captains aren't supposed to cry.
"--leavebad enough alone!"
XXVI The Keys to the City
XXVII "Are you open to a bribe?"
XXVIII "He's too fat."
"--weplace no faith in princes."
XXX "Different physical laws, a different topology."
"--thefirst ghosts ever to search for an obstetrician."
XXXII "Where Cat is, is civilization."
"--'solipsism'is a buzz word."
"--allmy dreams do come true!"
XXXV "It's a disturbing idea--"
XXXVI "Pipe down and do your job."
XXXVII The First Law of Biology
"--underhis vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid--"
Death and Resurrection
XXXIX Random Numbers
XL "Is there a mathematician in the house?"
XLI "A cat can be caught in almost any trap once-"
XLII "You're a figment of imagination."
XLIII To Pull a Hat Out of a Rabbit
"--wheredo we get the corpse?"
XLV A Stitch in Time
XLVI "I'm gifted with second sight."
XLVII "There are no tomorrows."
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