Bob looked forward to his sessions with the little people. They stood barely up to his knees, their squeaky voices made intelligible by the communicator. They had raised him from birth and built a habitat for him similar to their own, but on a larger scale, of course. He enjoyed taking virtual tours of their home planet, which he could never visit physically because of the crushing gravity. Still, being the only one of his kind could get to be rather lonely.

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Tom had almost completed his preparations for his visit with his cousin Susan on Luna. The lunar colony was in the midst of its…