The Crown Jewels
Walter Jon Williams
Copyright (c) 1987, 2011 by Walter Jon Williams
Smashwords edition published by Walter Jon Williams
All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form.
To John and Beth. And about time, too!
Special thanks to Kathleen Hedges for her help in preparing this manuscript
“No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime.”
THE CROWN JEWELS