By Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams is again with the fantastic, logic-defying, but-why-stop-now fifth novel within the Hitchhiker Trilogy. here's the epic tale of Random, who units out on a transgalactic quest to discover the planet of her ancestors. Line drawings.
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No horses, nobody pushing, nothing! ' 'No, it really disappeared. Just kind of... ' The Doctor thought for a moment. ' 'Not really - just a big, square thing. ' 'That cranky cult that was spreading back in Rome - the one the Emperor was so down on. ' 'Christians,' said the Doctor. ' 'That's right. ' Suddenly the centurion grabbed the Doctor's arm. 'Do you know what's going on, Legate? Something is, by Mithras! ' Gently the Doctor freed himself. 'I think you're right. And I'm afraid I don't know what's going on, but I intend to find out.
Who can say? "The Doctor's motives are often enigmatic. " 'Speaking as a humble temporal technician, the real question is not so much why as howl said Volnar. 'In normal circumstance, cross temporal activity such as this is strictly forbidden by the Laws of Time. ' 'The Doctor's abilities are often surprising,' said Flavia. 'We must remember that he has engaged in cross-temporal activity three times before. Once, at our request, to deal with the Omega crisis, again when he became involved in the Game of Rassilon, and once when his sixth self was allowed to go to the rescue of his second.
Asked the Doctor casually. The centurion pointed. ' He inspected the re-formed ranks. ' Once again the swords and spears crashed across the bronze breastplates. The centurion turned to the Doctor. ' 'Hail and farewell,' said the Doctor solemnly. Battered and battle-weary, but still disciplined and indomitable, the little company of Roman soldiers moved off. Unbidden, another Roman expression came into the Doctor's mind, as he watched them march away. ' He turned and moved away up the path. *** As the Doctor followed the path into the hills, he thought about what the centurion had said.