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  • Escott and Elliott were let off with 500 lashes from the meanest cat, a punishment which, as the Major had promised in his address at the beginning of Law Martial, laid them bare to the bone from neck to ankles.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Hill and Andrew Hume threw a great deal of dirt, but the Major fought back, establishing without much difficulty that the convicts were perjurious villains and Hill and Hume not far behind.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “Some to Queensborough, some to Phillipsburgh, some to the place where the Sirius sailors were, though I believe that the Major might end in putting the New South Wales Corps soldiers there.”

    Morgan’s Run

  • His mind made up on the future of Mary Branham and himself, he looked at the Major enquiringly.

    Morgan’s Run

  • With the help of Marvin Miller, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Flood sued baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn and Major League Baseball for $4.1 million, charging violation of antitrust laws.

    The Greatest Game

  • So when the great man strode into the Major Case working room, instant silence fell upon the workaday chatter, where Chandler—now called “Starling” after the Jodie Foster character in Silence of the Lambs because she was young, blond, and extremely attractive—sat with Ron Fields and a couple of other senior special agents assigned to Task Force Sniper, grousing good-naturedly about the “situation.”

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  • The meal was a little long in coming; the Major served a second before-dinner drink.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I heard this morning that Lieutenant Clark had been deputed to take divine service because the Major is not well.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Ross glowered, concentrated all his energies upon ill-wishing Captain John Hunter of Sirius; practical and down-to-earth Scotchman though he was, the Major believed that a curse held great power.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Since his near-mortal illness the Major has had a bee in his bonnet about God and our lack of a chaplain here.

    Morgan’s Run

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