Nicked from Diane Duane (dduane.tumblr.com)
"Each Sunday, post six sentences from a writing project — published, submitted, in progress, for your cat — whatever."
“It determines whether blood found on clothing or weapons, or even on floors or walls, was shed while the victim was aboard an airborne aerostat. It can also tell whether a body found on the ground fell, or was dropped, from an aerostat. It is as I said, a matter of the haemoglobin. At high altitudes, aboard aerostats, the affinity of the haemoglobin for oxygen is reduced, allowing for oxygen bound with haemoglobin to be more available to the tissues. With this test, we can see whether the haemoglobin and oxygen are so bound in shed blood, or in a corpse, of course.” His eyes fairly glittered as he spoke, and he put his hand over his heart and bowed as if to some applauding crowd conjured up by his imagination.
- A Study In Steampunk