Excerpts (with some expansion of symbols) from Pilot's Manual and Ephemeris, Cis-Betelgeusean Orionis Sector, 53rd ed., Reel III, frame 28:
Evening on Terra - His Imperial Majesty, High Emperor Georgios Manuel Krishna Muraski, of the Want dynasty the fourth, Supreme Guardian of the Pax, Grand Director of the Stellar Council, Commander-in-Chief. Final Arbiter, acknowledged supreme on more worlds and honorary head of ore organizations than ony one man could remember, had a birthday.
He talked for an hour longer. And Flandry left the office whistling.
An omnibus of three Flandry adventures featuring the sophisticated, tough and charismatic agent of Terran, Dominic Flandry,
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Introducing...Dominic Flandry Before he's through he;ll have saved worlds and become the confidante of emperors. But for now he's seventeen years old, as fresh and brash a sprig of the mobility as you would care to know. the only things as damp as the place behind his ears is the ink on his brand-new commission. Though through this and his succeeding adventures he will struggle gloriously and win (usually) mighty victories, Dominic Flandry is essentially a tragic figure: a man who knows too much, who knows that battle, scheme and even betray as he will, in the end it will mean nothing. for with the relentlessness of physical law the Long Night approaches. the Terran Empire is dying...