My Name Is Legion

By Roger Zelazny

He had destroyed his punchcards and altered his face. there has been no bank card, delivery list, or passport for him within the overseas information financial institution. His names have been many...any he selected. His career used to be taking megarisks within the provider of an enormous international detective service provider. His interworld assignments have been hugely profitable, incalculably very important, and terrifyingly lethal. And extra frequently then now not, his lifestyles was once a residing hell!

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I'm going to purchase that, simply because i have by no means noticeable you round the following earlier than. consider carefully over your solution to the subsequent one: who do you actually paintings for? " I requested this understanding that they didn't have the benefits that I had had. I paintings for myself simply because i'm self-employed—an self sustaining contractor. My identify is Albert Schweitzer right away, so that is what it's, interval. I continuously turn into the individual i have to. Had they requested me who I were prior to, they could have got a distinct solution. it is a subject of conditioning and psychological attitudes. "Who pulls the strings? " I requested. No replies. "All right," I stated. "I bet i will need to ask you in a unique style. " Heads became towards me. "You have been prepared to violate my body structure for the sake of some answers," I stated. "Okay. i suppose i'm going to go back the want upon your anatomy. i'm going to get a solution or 3, I promise. in simple terms i will be a bit extra simple approximately it. i'm going to easily torture you till you speak. " "You would not do that," stated the taller guy. "You have a low violence index. " I chuckled. "Let's see," I stated. How do you pass approximately ceasing to exist whereas carrying on with your lifestyles? i discovered it fairly effortless. yet then, i used to be in at the undertaking from the 1st, used to be depended on, have been given an choice . . . After I tore up my playing cards, I lower back to paintings as traditional. There, I sought and found the required enter aspect. That used to be my final day at the task. It used to be Thule, method up the place it truly is chilly, a climate station. . . . An previous man who beloved rum ran where. i will nonetheless take into accout the day while I took my send, the Proteus, into his harbor and complained of tough seas. "I'll positioned you up," he acknowledged to me. the pc had no longer enable me down. "Thanks. " He led me in, fed me, talked to me concerning the seas, the elements. I introduced in a case of Bacardi and grew to become him free on it. "Ain't issues pretty well computerized right here? " I requested. "That's correct. " "Then what do they wish you for? " He laughed a bit and stated, "My uncle was once a Senator. i wished a spot to move. He fastened me up. �Let's see your send. �So what if it truly is raining? " So we did. It was once a decent-sized cabin cruiser with strong engines—and method out of its territory. "It's a bet," I informed him. "I desired to hit the Arctic Circle and get facts that I did. " "Kid, you are nuts. " "I be aware of, yet i'm going to win. " "Prob'ly," he agreed. "I was once such as you once—all filled with the required elements and able to move. �Gettin' a lot motion nowadays? " And he stroked his pepper-andsalt beard and gave me an evil grin from within it. "Enough," I stated, and, "Have a drink," simply because he had made me examine Eva. He did, and that i left it at, "Enough," for a time. She used to be unlike that, although. I suggest, it was once no longer whatever he would actually are looking to pay attention approximately. It have been approximately 4 months previous that we had damaged up. It used to be no longer faith or politics; it used to be even more easy. So I lied to him approximately an imaginary woman and made him chuffed. I had met her in long island, again while i used to be doing a similar issues she was—vacationing and seeing performs and pictures. She used to be a tall lady, with close-cropped blond hair.

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