Grandfather was an earthman and he used to get nostalgic for the homeworld.
Then a swirl of other Mercutians anxious to get at the earthman eddied him out of view.
The earthman probably knew about tobacco and there was no need to lie, yet.
"Then it shouldn't have been introduced," Reif said, his eyes unflinching from the earthman's.
Then he turned back to the earthman, and Mason saw the uncertainty in his eyes.
The Kerothi stepped back a pace and looked the earthman up and down.
The earthman had drawn a drink from the tap shortly before going to bed, and had left the tumbler standing there.
There was a point to his chin, heavy-angled and thick-boned as it was, it was not an earthman's chin.
Somehow, he and Scotty had to find the earthman—for personal reasons now, as well as official ones!
The earthman rose to his feet and addressed the Martian coldly.