CHAPTER 31: THE FIRST LESSON
“Now that’s a question, isn’t it?” said Virgil with a grim smile “Would you kill someone to prolong your own life? And I know what you’re thinking: “Course not. I’m a good person. I could never do that.” Well. Lot of good people find that when they’re really up against it that they’re not so good after all. So don’t be so sure you wouldn’t. Because the greatest man I ever knew took that test and failed.”
“So. You wiped out these “Lepers”?” Eamonn asked.
“You killed them?” Marie asked.
Virgil looked at her. She had gone quite pale.
“Yeah.” he said quietly “’Fraid we did.”