[LMB] OT: Interesting idea:- Heinlein's "Citizen of the Galaxy"

Douglas Weinfield douglasw at his.com
Wed Jul 24 17:36:07 BST 2019


Well, sure, if we're sticking to a line-by-line flip of the original, but that's what _adaptations_ are for. 

All it takes is the lady friend of the Syndonian to have been abused herself, and thus sympathetic to Thorbie, and the Syndonian's donation to Baslim would have been much more. Or maybe the lady friend herself would have given the money to the Syndonian to give to Baslim. Or maybe the Syndonian was a female who had been abused, and says as much in an undertone to Baslim.


Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2019 14:56:59 +0100
From: "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu>
Subject: [LMB]  OT: Interesting idea:- Heinlein's "Citizen of the
        Galaxy"
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I don't think it would work.

In the Jubbulpore Slave Market a
girl child would not be sold to a
crippled beggar for nine minims.

Even one as unprepossessing as Thorby
at that time would fetch more than
Baslim could have begged from the
Syndonian.

James - who must reread it 

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