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Author: Irving E. Cox
Published: 1960
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,709 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,912
Added to site: 2008.05.24 20985

They were languorous, anarchic, shameless in their pleasures . . . were they lower than man . . . or higher?

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an's. The first question asked by one of the broad-shouldered savages underscored that conclusion.

"Have you come to our world as colonists?"

No mumbo-jumbo of superstition, no awe of strangers who had suddenly descended upon them from the sky. Lord answered, "We landed in order to repair our ship, but I hope we can make a trade treaty with your government."

For a moment the six men consulted among themselves with a silent exchange of glances. Then one of them smiled and said, "You must visit our villages and explain the idea of trade to our people."

"Of course," Lord agreed. "If you could serve as interpreters--"

"Our people can learn your language as rapidly as we have, if we can borrow your language machine for a time."

Lord frowned. "It's a rather complex device, and I'm not sure--you see, if something went wrong, you might do a great deal of harm."

"We would use it just as you did; we saw everything you turned to make it run." One of the golden-skinned pri

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

A commercial development exploration team lands on an undeveloped paradise planet, and the temptation to go native is strong.

Sardo Weems

An okay story about an exploratory ship that gets lost and finds a beautiful planet of welcoming, primitive people. I pretty much guessed the real situation without forseeing the rather convenient ending.

It isn't badly written, just nothing original or remarkable.



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