By Philip K. Dick
The slovenly wub may possibly good have acknowledged: Many males speak like philosophers and reside like fools.
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They had virtually entire with the loading. outdoor stood the Optus, his hands folded, his face sunk in gloom. Captain Franco walked leisurely down the gangplank, grinning.
"What's the matter?" he acknowledged. "You're getting paid for all this."
The Optus acknowledged not anything. He became away, gathering his gowns. The Captain positioned his boot at the hem of the robe.
"Just a minute. Don't burst off. I'm no longer finished."
"Oh?" The Optus grew to become with dignity. "I am going again to the village." He appeared towards the animals and birds being pushed up the gangplank into the spaceship. "I needs to arrange new hunts."
Franco lit a cigarette. "Why no longer? You humans can exit into the veldt and music all of it down back. but if we run out midway among Mars and Earth—"
The Optus went off, wordless. Franco joined the 1st mate on the backside of the gangplank.
"How's it coming?" he stated. He checked out his watch. "We obtained a great cut price here."
The mate glanced at him sourly. "How do you clarify that?"
"What's the problem with you? we'd like it greater than they do."
"I'll goodbye, Captain." The mate threaded his approach up the plank, among the long-legged Martian go-birds, into the send. Franco watched him disappear. He was once simply initiating after him, up the plank towards the port, whilst he observed it.
"My God!" He stood staring, his arms on his hips. Peterson used to be jogging alongside the trail, his face purple, best it by means of a string.
"I'm sorry, Captain," he stated, tugging on the string. Franco walked towards him.
"What is it?"
The wub stood sagging, its nice physique settling slowly. It was once sitting down, its eyes part close. a couple of flies buzzed approximately its flank, and it switched its tail.
It sat. there has been silence.
"It's a wub," Peterson stated. "I bought it from a local for 50 cents. He acknowledged it used to be a truly strange animal. Very respected."
"This?" Franco poked the good sloping facet of the wub. "It's a pig! a massive soiled pig!"
"Yes sir, it's a pig. The natives name it a wub."
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