It's All Yours
Catching himself wandering, he pushed a box of costly smokes toward the ambassador.
"Nein--no thank you, sir," was the reply.
"Suppose you sit down and tell me what we can do for you," said Bliss, motioning toward a chair.
"Thank you, sir, I prefer to stand," was the reply. And, when Bliss motioned that it was all right, "My mission is not a happy one, excellency. Due to overpopulation on Mars, I have been sent to inform the government of Earth that room must be made to take care of our overpopulation."
"I see," Bliss leaned back in his chair, trying to read the situation correctly. "That may take a little doing. You see, we aren't exactly awash with real estate here."
The reply was rigid and harsh. Captain Yaelstrom said, "I regret to remind your exc