A Maze of Death (SF Masterworks 63) by Philip K. Dick

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He appeared to be in his early forties, with a slightly large jaw, ridged brows, and shiny black hair. "I'm Ben Tallchief," he informed Morley. " He seemed to Seth Morley to be a little unsteady; as if, Morley reflected, he's had a drink or three. He put out his hand and they shook. I like this man, he thought to himself. Even if he has had a couple. He has a different aura from the others. But, he thought, maybe they were all right before they got here, and something here made them change. If that is so, he thought, it will change us, too; Tallchief, Mary and I.

He's in charge. He feels everything is his business. Anyhow we'll be getting away from that. Thank God. Come on; cool off. " Mary Morley said, "Fred Gossim would never say if it was. I think it was. " "I think so. " "I can see you back in those days," Mary said. " Morley said, "I would have been a great poet. " With that she strode off, leaving him standing in the doorway of the noser, one hand on his row of stored-away marmalade jars. His sense of impotence rose within him, choking his windpipe.

A man not yet introduced to Seth Morley came walking up, hand extended. He appeared to be in his early forties, with a slightly large jaw, ridged brows, and shiny black hair. "I'm Ben Tallchief," he informed Morley. " He seemed to Seth Morley to be a little unsteady; as if, Morley reflected, he's had a drink or three. He put out his hand and they shook. I like this man, he thought to himself. Even if he has had a couple. He has a different aura from the others. But, he thought, maybe they were all right before they got here, and something here made them change.

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