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The Settlers of Catan - Lee Chadeayne, Rebecca Gablé

Bad Guy: We want you to do something for us, and we're going to hold your brother captive for leverage. And I'm going to treat him as inhumanely as possible along the way, even though he's obviously already hurt and might die before we get where we're going, and then I'll have no leverage to force you to do my bidding.

 

Good Guy: Shucks, your plan is foolproof! Off we go, then.