"George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel’s cheeks, but she’d forgotten forthe moment what they were about.On the television screen were ballerinas."
"It was such a doozy that George was white and trembling and tears stood on the rims of his red eyes. Two of the eight ballerinas had collapsed to the studio floor, were holding their temples."
“My God –” said George, “that must be Harrison!”.....When George could open his eyes again, the photograph of Harrison was gone. A living, breathingHarrison filled the screen."
“I shall now select my Empress!” he said, looking down on the cowering people. “Let the first woman whodares rise to her feet claim her mate and her throne!”A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow.
"The studio ceiling was thirty feet high, but each leap brought the dancers nearer to it. It became theirobvious intention to kiss the ceiling."
"It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor."