[LMB] Balloons and candles!

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 27 13:48:50 BST 2019

Today we celebrate the  birthday of Robert Eaton!

Robert, we send you our best and biggest Birthday wishes. Hope
it's a great day for you.

And to make it even better, you'll be going on a short cruise with
the Dendarii fleet (Daring rescues their specialty.)  You'll have a
tour of the flagship, and then watch some of the hand-to-hand
combat training - always exciting to see.

After that you'll suit up and join the boarding parties for some
conflict resolution and peace-keeping. Second wave, not the first;
you'll see action from a slightly safer distance. It's not a major
conflict, just a spirited discussion of differing views with some
entrepreneurs from Jackson's Whole, who specialise in a form of
forced tourism; they take their guests on a high-security tour, and
you pay for the privilege before you leave, rather than booking
ahead and paying before time. Well, that would spoil the surprise.

Remember, nobody uses words like 'piracy' or 'kidnapping' or
'ransom'. You'll just be offering the enforced guests a free trip
home, cutting short their stay with their JW hosts.

Please don't shoot the hostages. The pirates... use your discretion.

And then back on the Dendarii ships, there'll be time to celebrate
with the rescuees, and a good time had by all.

Have a heroic and fun birthday, Robert!

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