By Vonda N. McIntyre
Orphaned Barbary reveals a brand new domestic on an area station yet runs into problems attempting to shield her puppy cat Mickey.
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It was a tiny, cheese-shaped room, and not at all what he would have expected of a mayoral residence - but then Orme Wreyland was not exactly what he would have expected of a mayor. The shabby old man seemed to rule over a town composed mainly of his own family; sons and daughters, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the husbands and wives that they had met on passing towns. But Wreyland was not a happy man. "It's no fun, running a traction town," he kept saying. "No, no fun at all, not any more.
No fun, running a traction town. We have to take what we can get. So we took you. We're going to sell you as slaves, you see. That's how it is. There'll be some slaving towns at the cluster, and we're going to sell you. It has to be done. " Tom had heard of cities that used slaves to work their engine rooms, but it had always seemed like something distant and exotic that would never affect him. "I've got to catch London!
It's a gathering of small towns, a couple of days run south-east of here. " "There'll be lots of towns at the cluster," Mrs Wreyland agreed. "And even if none of them is prepared to take you and your friend to London, you'll soon find an air-trader who will. " said Tom, and stopped. He wasn't feeling very well. The room seemed to waver, then started to roll like the picture on a badly-tuned Goggle-screen. He looked at Hester and saw that she had slipped off her seat on to the floor. The Wreylands' household gods grinned at him from their shrine on the wall, and one of them seemed to be saying in Orme Wreyland's voice, "Sure to be airships there, Tom, always airships at a trading-cluster.
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