But stay. My life here is a lonely one. You’re a sister of mercy, aren’t you? Have mercy on a lonely old man and walk with me.”
She wanted to say no, to leave at once. …
“Of course I’ll walk with you,” she said. “Though technically my order is relatively unconcerned with mercy to individuals. We are far more pretentious than that. Our business is trying to save the world.”
He chuckled, “One person at a time would be too slow, is that it?
Conversation between Sister Carlotta and Russian scientist - Enders Shadow