* [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster1/006-009.html The last pages of "Nothing Unless Asked"]] make a ''retroactive'' awesome moment out of [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster1/002-020.html Tal asking Gilou to work for him in "Passage".]]
* [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster2/012-001.html Governor Tal's explanation why the Tethys colony will not expand to a developer who wants to evade their treaty restrictions.]]
* [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster2/012-034.html Gilou's reaction to Tal's angst about his prejudices.]]
-->'''Tal''' [''thinking'']: It must run in the family -- no coddling, just, "Yes, you've improved. Now do better. You know you want to and I know you can."
* [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster5/029-052.html Tal giving Richard the advice he needs to deal with having been reborn in the future.]] Because you can count on one thing: however little Tal likes you, he '''believes''' in the rights of people, and refuses to allow anyone's to be trampled upon.