Earthmen Bearing Gifts

Earthmen Bearing Gifts

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Earthmen Bearing Gifts by Fredric Brown

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1960

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19

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Earthmen Bearing Gifts

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Mars had gifts to offer and Earth had much in return--if delivery could be arranged!

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Dhar Ry sat alone in his room, meditating. From outside the door he caught a thought wave equivalent to a knock, and, glancing at the door, he willed it to slide open.

It opened. "Enter, my friend," he said. He could have projected the idea telepathically; but with only two persons present, speech was more polite.

Ejon Khee entered. "You are up late tonight, my leader," he said.

"Yes, Khee. Within an hour the Earth rocket is due to land, and I wish to see it. Yes, I kn

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The remnants of a telepathic, socially advanced Martian civilization await the arrival of the first rocket from Earth.
I'm afraid I saw the ending coming. It's just a bit of interplanetary fluff.