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Exploded Simpson, jettisoning his beloved protocol. " A faint hope got fainter. " demanded Jackson. " "Yes, I agree completely," said Torstensson. "With all due respect, Admiral—" Fainter and fainter. It took closer to two hours, but in the end Simpson gave up the fight. Looked at from one angle, it was absurd for him to persist so stubbornly in the matter. With both his prime minister and the top commander of the USE's military arrayed against him, he was bound to lose the dispute and was perfectly smart enough to have been aware of that five minutes from the outset.
No clerk had made an error. Given Jackson's command of the more salient features of Amideutsch, Thorsten was not surprised. Paper was flammable, after all. So were clerks, when you got right down to it. Chapter 7 Luebeck Two hours later that same morning, Jesse Wood and Mike Stearns were at eight thousand feet, flying toward Wismar. The air was cold and clear, albeit choppy and turbulent. Jesse noted the course as best he could on the bouncing compass, confirmed it with familiar ground references, and put in a large chunk of drift correction.
Mike was coming back to the subject. " he asked. " Jesse shrugged. "The weather's fine. We could leave this afternoon, if you're ready to go. Well . . at least once we hear back from Luebeck that that field is clear. " Mike shook his head. "There's not that much of a rush. And I need to spend this afternoon"—he made a little sweeping gesture with his head toward the other officers in the room—"dealing with some other matters. " Jessed nodded. "Fine. " Mike looked at Jackson and then Simpson. " Jackson grinned again.
1634: The Baltic War (The Assiti Shards) by David Weber, Eric Flint