Exile

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Exile by Horace Bowne Fyfe

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The Dome of Eyes made it almost impossible for Terrans to reach the world of Tepokt. For those who did land there, there was no returning--only the bitterness of respect--and justice! (Originally published in Space Science Fiction.)

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efore fleeing with one of their spears."

"What?"

Kinton felt his eyes bulging with dismay.

"Yes, for they carried only the short spears of their authority, not expecting to need fire weapons."

* * * * *

Kinton looked from him to the messenger, noticing for the first time that the latter was an under-officer of police. He shook his head distractedly. It appeared that his suspicions concerning Birken had been only too accurate.

Why was it one like him who got through? he asked himself in silent anguish. After ten years. The Tepoktans had been thinking well of Terrans, but now--

He did not worry about his own position. That was well enough established, whether or not he could again hold up his head before the purple-scaled people who had been so generous to him.

Even if they had been aroused to a rage by the killing, Kinton told himself, he would not have been concerned about himself. He had reached a fairly ripe age for a spaceman. In fact, he had

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On a world densely orbited by meteors/moonlets space travel was impossible. Kinton crash-landed onto the planet ten years ago, and now a second Earthman has crashed on the planet.

Kinton is a sympathetic character, but the story is pretty lightweight.
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