"Hold on, howt-man sailor. I have some bad news, and I don't want you to look bad in front of your commander. But first, let me bid farewell to these children."Solomoriah wrote:"Good news, Artie," came the voice of Hauptmann Seiler. "I have convinced Commander Stockhausen that you might be valuable after all. He's hoping these natives can get us some intelligence about your comrades. Come along, now, we mustn't keep him waiting."
"Shirka, all of you, get out of here as soon as you can. Unravel these carpets, and use them to climb up to the roof, and sneak to the forest. Be careful, and when it's safe, let your parents know."