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By Murray Leinster

ISBN-10: 1612100112

ISBN-13: 9781612100111

"Nobody ever observed the message-torp. It wasn't to be anticipated. It got here in on a direction that prolonged backward to someplace close to the Rift—where there was once Huks—and for a really, very good way it had traveled as purely message-torps do go back and forth. It hopped part a light-year in overdrive, and got here again to normality lengthy sufficient for its photocells to examine the star-filled universe all approximately. Then it hopped one other part light-year, etc. For a protracted, very long time it traveled during this jerky fashion."

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Then Cassiana said coldly, "That is the first sensible question you have asked. When our planet was jettisoned as useless - we had to acquire certain techniques the hard way. I can't tell you exactly what. It isn't allowed. If that answer is not adequate, I am sorry. It is the only answer you will ever get. Wars have been fought on Megaera because the rhu'ad have refused to answer that question. We've been hounded and stoned, and sometimes worshiped. Between science and religion and politics, we've finally worked out the answer, but I have never told even my husband.

Oh, yes, I liked you," she snarled, "but could you really be friends with a Centaurian woman? Don't you think I know you mock our rhu'ad? Could you live equal to us? " she shouted. "Get off our world! Go away, all of you! " Cassiana grasped the woman's shoulders and shook her, hard, until the wildness went out of her face. Then she pushed Nethle down in the cushions, where she lay sobbing. Cassiana looked down at her sorrowfully. "You hate worse than she hates. " "That is exactly why I have more responsibility," Cassiana answered.

Cassiana told Beth to lie down on one of the couches, and, leaving her there, went to the other rhu'ad. They stood, their hands laced together, for minutes. Beth, by now habituated to Cassiana's moods, could guess that her friend was disturbed, even defiant. The others seemed equally disturbed; they shook their heads and made gestures that looked angry, but finally Cassiana's fair face looked triumphant and she came back to Beth. "They are going to let me do what I planned. No, lie still - " she instructed, and to Beth's surprise, Cassiana lay down on the other couch of the pair.

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