[LMB] A Civil Campaign

Thad Coons tocoons at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 09:17:35 GMT 2009


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>
> But--why arrest Enrique and not Mark?" asked Martya, puzzling through
> all this. She stared down at the stack of flimsies.
> "Don't make suggestions", Kareen. huffed at her under her breath.
> "If you are referring to the dangerous lunatic known as Lord Mark Pierre
> Vorkosigan, Miss, I tried.  Believe me, I tried. I spent a week and a
> half trying to get the documentation. He carries a class III Diplomatic
> Immunity that covers him for nearly everything short of outright murder.
> In addition, I found I had only to pronounce his last name correctly to
> produce the most damn-all stone wall obtuseness from every Barrayaran
> clerk, secreatary, embassy officer, and bureaucrat I encountered. For
> a while I thought I was going mad. At last, I became reconciled to my
> despair."
>
So it was both the immunity and the name.  And it was Mark who was
claiming Enrique was his, under Jacksonian...custom, I think is a
better term for it than law.



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