The Odyssey of Sam Meecham
He would leave tonight, he told himself, before he weakened enough to shelve his plans for another comfortable rut.
Sam's voice was a little hoarse. "What are you doing here? What do you want?" He had finished loading enough supplies aboard the rocket to last him months.
Dorothy came toward him from the darkness.
"It's no use," he said. "You can't talk me out of it this time."
But she only smiled sadly and said, "I know that, Sam. I came to say good-bye."
"You're leaving, aren't you?"
"Yes." He looked at the ground, studying the