The corpsman indicated the big cadet's hands, skinned and swollen from his labor in the mines.
He tried to speak, and must have stirred; the corpsman's voice sharpened.
"The corpsman said you wanted to ask me some things," he said.
The corpsman straightened up and turned to Walters and Captain Strong.
Don't you believe a corpsman should use all his abilities in his service?
Then a beefy arm appeared from nowhere and struck the corpsman a chopping blow at the base of the skull.
They would know that if Hanlon was still a corpsman his death would be most thoroughly investigated.