A new entry in the Omicron Matter – Changes in Plans and New Courses. After visiting Winifred Stanhope, Smith and Sioubos At visit Findley Brown. The reason for the visit is apparent. Findley panics and contacts Winifred via taps on the wall. Action is planned.
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During the Viet Nam war US prisoners of war were isolated from each other. They developed a tap code that allowed them to communicate and pass messages. Isolation is one of the most powerful weapons captors have over their captives. I tried to indicate a different communication via the Italics. Sometimes the words are short hand.
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After Smith and that horrid creature left, Findley raced to the wall and began tapping with a pen <S. showing me to creature. Something happening>
After a moment, Winifred’s taps came back<being sold>
Findley returned quickly and sharply <as slaves>.
Winifred replied quickly <I know>
This system was damnably frustrating. He had no idea what she thought. And he could not convey his anger and frustration. He added <Smith says am inferior but trainable>
Winifred replied <says to annoy>. Findley paced the room. More taps came through the wall. <we leave after the ship docks. Prepare.> Relief filled Findley. They were finally leaving this small prison. He began to gather his things in a bag.