These things were the remains of the two natives he’d needled, but the needlers had not caused that awful rotting of the flesh.
And when I back-slip, after I've been needled, I generate a new time-line? Is that it?
The longer Smitt needled him in that fashion the more uneasy he became.
Quickly, now, go to my cabin. I shall be behind, If necessary I will needle you and drag you there.
I expected to see another boxy chronalcage come shimmering, screaming out of time at any moment, its occupants armed and ready to needle me out—if not kill me outright—and take me back to stand trial.
She let go of the gun. No sense needling him now. The four to ten seconds the percurare took to work was time enough for him to empty the shooter at her.
Hal touched him gently on the shoulder and went to look at the other two casualties, a woman who had taken a weapon burn in her right shoulder, superficial but painful, and a man who had been needled in the chest. Both these other two were unconscious, under sedation.
You could sit there over a plate of eggs and bacon and watch somebody get needled with some kind of hand-drawn flash.
Eric Frank Russell, 'Jay Score'
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