Chapter Eight Page 15
Cohen: Frankly, I don’t expect the public to get it. Even many humans with authority over a Being struggle to grasp that kind of scale.
You’ve made a talking point of not taking action just to advance your own popularity. That’s going to be tested now.
Speaking of authority . . . where’s your Being? Did you not bring it along? I thought they didn’t like to be left alone. I mean, that’s what I’ve heard.
Cohen: There’s no point in looking. As a shapechanger, it could be anyone in this room. Including me.
Bennett: . . .
Here . . .
Grab a napkin and write something.
Bennett (reading): “That was very clever. I’m surprised.” . . . Hey!
Cohen: Sorry — that should read “I’m surprised, Congressman.”