By Margaret Peterson Haddix
Luke Garner is terrified.
Out of hiding for the 1st time in his existence, he understands that any minute one in all his new classmates at Hendricks university for Boys may well become aware of his mystery: that he's a 3rd baby passing because the lately deceased Lee provide. And in a society the place it's unlawful for households to have greater than kids, being a 3rd baby potential convinced demise by the hands of the scary inhabitants Police.
His first adventure outdoors the security of his house is bewildering. There's no longer a unmarried window wherever within the institution; Luke can't inform his classmates aside (even as they topic him to brutal hazing); and the academics look oblivious to it all.
Desperate to slot in, Luke endures the confusion and teasing till he discovers an unlocked door to the skin, and an opportunity to appreciate what's quite occurring. yet to take this chance—to discover the secrets and techniques of Hendricks—Luke might want to set aside his fears and find a braveness lifetime in hiding couldn't thwart.
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A minority report? ” “I mean, one precog misphased. ” “No,” Anderton insisted. But he was beginning to feel uneasy about it, too. “I was in a position to see the card, to get a look at the report. ” “But—”Lisa gestured significantly. “Perhaps all of them would have reacted that way. ” “It would have been too great a risk,” he answered stubbornly. Lisa laughed sharply. “Risk? Chance? Uncertainty? ” Anderton concentrated on steering the fast little ship. “This is a unique case,” he repeated. “And we have an immediate problem.
He’s here now! ” “Haven’t you got any influence? Be gracious and charming. ” Lisa looked at him in bitter reproach. “There’s a ship parked on the roof. ” Her voice choked and for an instant she was silent. Then she said, “I’ll be taking off in a minute or so. If you want to come—” “I’ll come,” Anderton said. He had no other choice. He had secured his tape, his proof, but he hadn’t worked out any method of leaving. Gladly, he hurried after the slim figure of his wife as she strode from the block, through a side door and down a supply corridor, her heels clicking loudly in the deserted gloom.
There they are,” Anderton said dryly. ” In the gloomy half-darkness the three idiots sat babbling. Every incoherent utterance, every random syllable, was analyzed, compared, reassembled in the form of visual symbols, transcribed on conventional punchcards, and ejected into various coded slots. All day long the idiots babbled, imprisoned in their special high-backed chairs, held in one rigid position by metal bands, and bundles of wiring, clamps. Their physical needs were taken care of automatically.
Among the Impostors (Shadow Children, Book 2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix