Pagan Passions by Randall Garrett, Larry Harris
By Randall Garrett, Larry Harris
* Illustrated by way of Robert Stanley
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Well,” Forrester said, “I—” “You begin to look for fights,” Vulcan said. “You go around beating up everyone you can find, simply because you now know you can get away with it. ” “A man with a vicious streak in him would be intolerable in this position. Can you see that? Take an example: Ares. Mars is a tough God, hard and at times brutal. ” Forrester was a little surprised to hear Vulcan say anything nice about Mars. He knew, as everyone did, the long history of ill-will and positive hatred the two had built up between them.