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Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,084 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,202
Added to site: 2009.10.14 25549

If Saranta wished to qualify as one who loved his fellow man, he should have known that often the most secretive things are the most obvious.

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

The planet was settled over a thousand years ago, and Earth was only now recontacting the descendants. The mother planet would gladly give the colonists aid, assuming their society proves to be civilized and humane. And they certainly seem to be.

What starts out to be a dull diplomatic/bureaucratic mission turns out to have a wicked end.

JoJo Biggins

Way too short of a story, but the twist at the end is one of the best I've encountered.



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