" Is General Masterson your father?" Nova asked.

William turned to him.

" I suppose we look a bit alike," he said. " But he's not."

" But you are family?"

" Not at all."

" You share a name."

" That's right," William said, leaning back. " I was named after him."

" Why's that, then?"

" Why don't you ask him?"

" Have you seen the looks that man has been giving me? I'm not going to go anywhere near him if I don't have to."

" He is very cold, isn't he."