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The Yillian Way

Auhtor: John Keith Laumer

Language: english
Published: 1962

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by C. F. Hill, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Yillian Way':

The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive colorful--and in the long run deadly!

Excerpts from the Book 'The Yillian Way':


... The first Yill stepped back and placed his hands on top of his head. Both Yill were smiling and chatting as they passed through the doors. Retief turned ...
... few moments to outline our approach for the more junior members of the staff it's vital that the entire mission work in harmony in the presentation of ...
... darted ahead and shouldered him aside. The other Yill stopped, waiting. The ambassador almost glared, then remembered the image. He smiled and beckoned ...
... stooped, attempting to see out through the single dusty window. They seemed to be in a wide street lined with low buildings. They ...
... to enter. As he stepped inside, a black-clad servant slipped past him, pulled the lid from a large box by the door and dropped in a paper tray heaped ...
... there. He pointed across the room. Intestines? Ambassador Spradley looked about wildly. Mr. P'Toi means our stomachs, I wouldn't wonder, Magnan ...
... pewter dishes. Some of the Yill at the table were in plain gray, others in black. All eyed them silently. There was a constant stir among them as ...
... at him, his face a mottled crimson. I'm warning you, Mr. Retief, he said hoarsely. I've eaten sheep's eyes in the Sudan, ka swe in Burma, hundred-year cug ...
... you know their language? I learned it on the way out. Enough, at least. The music burst out with a clangorous fanfare, and a throng of jugglers, ...
... arm, his mouth moving. Retief shook his head. No one could talk against a Yill orchestra in full cry. He sampled a bright red wine and watched the show. There ...
... Yill were down, stunned. It was a violent dance. Retief watched, the drink forgotten. The last two Yill approached and retreated, whirled, bobbed and spun, ...
... Ambassador Spradley called. Retief stood, the Yill topping his six foot three by an inch. In a motion almost too quick to follow, Retief reached for the ...
... a long moment. Then, gracefully, he inclined his head, placed his finger tips on his temples. Behind him, there was a clatter as Ambassador Spradley collapsed. ...
... Terry???excuse me, Retief???Terrestrial joy-girls, said to be top-notch specimens. At least they have very fat watchamacallits. The king is most considerate, ...
... excuse yourself, I wish a word with you. His voice was icy. Magnan stood behind him, goggling. Mr. Ambassador, forgive my apparent rudeness, Retief ...
... Get back to your chair and sit there until I come back. Magnan found his voice. What are you going to do, Retief? I'm going to handle the negotiation, ...
... us all. You know, one hears such outlandish stories. I tell you in confidence, we had expected you to be overpushes. Pushovers, Spradley said, ...
... I can tell you, there were those who thought???poor fools???that you had no grasp of etiquette. How gratified we were, we professionals, who could ...
... in your country.

The ceremonious protocol of the Yills was impressive, colorful-and, in the long run, deadly!

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