An enigmatic creature, this; a creature who will never give up his secret; perhaps, even, a creature who is not aware that he possesses a secret.
Ridest by the woodland gray?
“As usual, you see nothing, Hastings. That last answer is, on the contrary, the coping-stone of my theory.”
??Rampageous,?? whispered Cashel on the landing. ??Rumbustious. What??s it all about???
Small deeds of kind-ness like these won hosts of friends for A-bra-ham.
But no Kansan, Stinker, Indigenous Hominid, Gook or Native watched. No cowboy youngsters stared at the gunned-and-holstered men from another planet. No elders looked down their noses at the brash invaders. No mothers wiped their hands on their aprons as they thought of their sons, and the fleshly price they'd pay for freedom. No teenage girls, those patrons of parades, watched with lips half-open with apprehension and audacious thoughts about the hundreds of gift-wrapped young man marching past. This planet could have as well been named Coventry as Kansas, Hartford thought. Out the far gate of Kansannamura marched Third Platoon, Company "C," then First Platoon, flanking the Decontamination Vehicle. A villager came from the house nearest the gate and closed it. He did not look after the two columns of men winding up through the fields of sunflowers to the high plateau where they lived.
“I have been given to understand,” he finally told them, “that there is one of our aviators who has found some place where he can drop down
“The Colonel repeated these charges until at length Simon answered him with, ‘Well, Colonel Elliott (as he always called him), I’ve won many a race that way for you, and it is the first time I ever heard you object to it.’”
When a copter came again a week later, it was not the same flier or the same crew. The bag of food and water was dropped from a different height. The copter hovered until it saw both Jorgenson and Ganti. Then it went away.
??Not yet, sir. At least??????
"I see the theory. If we can make it work, all right. But how do we make the copter land?"详情 ➢
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