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Better you, Jack. I won't cavil at what you say or do in a time like this. About the operators. " He called Manners and gave his orders and soon the emergency signals were sounding in each man's quarters. ONE by one they came to the room-the three officers-the apprentices who were actually junior officers in training-the purser, Parey-the doctor and others. All told there was a round dozen of them. Hume wasted no time in preliminaries. "You've been called here," he said, "because of certain matters of importance with which you should be acquainted at the earliest opportunity.

She smiled at my puzzled expression. "That little instrument I gave you," she explained. I took the thing from my pocket-for lack of a better name I called it in my own mind "The Crystal Eye" and as such it will be referred to hereafter-and handed it to her. She showed me that the spring at the top was in reality a sort of screw. It could be adjusted to suit the distance in much the same way that one adjusts binoculars. "Tell me one thing before I go," I said, for it was a thought that worried me.

Our eyes met. She stepped back a pace, drew a long breath, and slid the tiny knife into a sheath at her girdle. "I had better explain," she said in studied calm tones, "the working of the-" She used a word I did not catch, a Martian phrase new to me. She smiled at my puzzled expression. "That little instrument I gave you," she explained. I took the thing from my pocket-for lack of a better name I called it in my own mind "The Crystal Eye" and as such it will be referred to hereafter-and handed it to her.

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