Benedict Michael Matthew Hume, Inspector, first class, of the XIXth
Moral Enforcement Unit and Inquisition (Electronic Atrocities
Division), confirm before almighty God that what follows is a true
and accurate account of the events of January the 27th
2110, in my precinct, the city of Edinburgh.
I arrived at
Niddry Street at 3.25pm, thirty minutes after receiving the call from
Sergeant MacNeil, who greeted me at the cordoned-off area and
presented me with a torch and dust mask.
there?” I asked him idly.
too,” he said, sneering slightly. “Sir.”
I let it
slide, took the torch from him without comment. “What’s all the
fuss about, MacNeil? Don’t tell me you got us all out here over a
slide rule and a pack of tarot cards.” Read more »