by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
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...the gear in the car. I used to be a fair cameraman. They'll be here in the morning, and I thought I would use the evening to get acquainted with the Senator, find out what he'd like to talk about for the camera...." And I'm chattering, Harvey thought. Which is stupid. "Care for the grand tour?" Maureen asked. She glanced at Harvey's Roughrider trousers and walking shoes. "You won't need to change. If you're up to a tough walk, I'll show you the best view in the valley." "Sure. Let's go." They went out through the kitchen and cut across the orange groves. A stream bubbled off to their left. "That's good swimming down there," Maureen said. "Maybe we'll have a dip if we get back early enough." They went through a fence. She parted the barbed wire and climbed through effortlessly, then turned to watch Harvey. She grinned when he came through just behind her, obviously pleased at his competence. The other side of the fence was weeds and shrubs, never plowed or grazed. The way was...