Sometimes you can solve your problem by running out on it!
e lived with that carbon copy of myself, he's learned everything I know."
"He's right," Gibbons put in. He blinked a couple of times and turned pink. "Unless the real Haslop happened to be married, that is. I'm a bachelor myself, but I'd say there are some memories that a married man wouldn't discuss, even when marooned."
Captain Corelli stared at him admiringly. "I never gave you enough credit, Gibbons," he said. "You're right! How about--"
"Don't help any," one of the Haslops said morosely. "I never was married. And now I never will be if I've got to depend on you jerks to get me out of this mess."
The sun went down just then and a soft, drowsy darkness fell. I thought at first that we'd have to finish our investigation in the dark, but the natives had made provisions for that. A swarm of fireflies as big as robins sailed in from somewhere and circled around over the court, lighting it as bright as day. The Balakian houses made a dim row of flattened shadow-mounds at the outskirt
The exploratory ship from Earth lands on Balak to find they already know English (from an earlier shipwreck) and have created a puzzle for them to solve before they'll be allowed to leave, if ever.
An okay story.
(1953) Sci-fi (Alien World/Acceptance) / Humor
From 'Galaxy Science Fiction' September 1953.
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