"As I recall it," Smith calmly observed, "we agreed that this attempt would be to locate a new kind of well, near-human. Isn't that right?" The doctor nodded. "Nothing more or less" speaking very distinctly "than a creature as superior as we are, but NOT IN HUMAN FORM." Smith tried hard not to share the thrill. He had been reading biology the previous week.

"As I recall it," Smith calmly observed, "we agreed that this attempt would be to locate a new kind of well, near-human. Isn't that right?" The doctor nodded. "Nothing more or less" speaking very distinctly "than a creature as superior as we are, but NOT IN HUMAN FORM." Smith tried hard not to share the thrill. He had been reading biology the previous week.

May not some other semi-human or near-human race be now in process of arising, here on earth, eventually to conquer and subdue it all again?" For a moment she made no answer. Her breath came a little quickly as she tried to grasp the full significance of this tremendous concept.

It prompted the geologist to say: "Kinney if that reflection is really due to ice, then there must be plenty of water vapor in the air. And if that's the case " "Not only is life entirely possible," stated the doctor quietly, "but I'll bet you this sky-car against an abandoned soap-stone mine that we find humans, or near-human beings there when we land tomorrow!"