A Maze of Death (SF Masterworks 63) by Philip K. Dick

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By 'day' of course I mean the twentyfour-hour period. I don't mean 'daytime' because it's not in the daytime that it squeaks. " "And do you notice how her – " "I noticed, but – my wife, you see. " "Okay, if you say so. What field are you in, Mr. " "Pardon? Oh, were you speaking to me, Mr. Morley? I can't quite make it out. " "Yeah, you'll have to speak up. " "What I said was – " "You're frightening her. " "Ask Maggie Walsh, she'll fix one for you. J. " "Oh Christ, if I can just get the damn pot to shut off when it's hot.

At Betelgeuse 4 we had cucumbers, and we didn't grow them from moonbeams, the way you hear. " "I've never seen him. " "The fact that we have a linguist on our staff suggests that there're sentient organisms here, but so far we don't know anything because our expeditions have been informal, sort of like picnics, not in any way scientific. Of course, that'll change when – " "Nothing changes. " "No, you've got that wrong. The whole struggle before the Intercessor came took place in time, a very long time.

Overly masculine handshake. He did not like Mr. Thugg. "Dr. " "Nice to know you, Dr. " Handshake. Babble, short and wide, wore a colorful short-sleeved shirt. His face had on it a corrupt expression which was hard to penetrate. " Handshake. " A long, phony handshake with Frazer's wet, unclean fingers. " "Glad to meet you," Handshake. Dry, horny, competent hand. A tall, elderly woman approached, supporting herself with a cane. She had a noble face, pale in its quality but very fine. "Mr. Tallchief," she said, extending a slight, limp hand to Ben Tallchief.

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