"If you see this boy," said the ballerina, "do not - I repeat, do not - try to reason with him." ... "Even as I stand here" he bellowed, "crippled, hobbled, sickened - I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become!"
"I shall now select my Empress!" he said, looking down on the cowering people. A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow. Harrison placed his big hands on the girls tiny waist, letting her sense the weightlessness that would soon be hers. And then, in an explosion of joy and grace, into the air they sprang!
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.