As the human scientist poured his plan of battle into the brain of the astronomer, Orlon's face cleared.
It was evident that they swam, as Orlon had intimated, for exercise.
Now at the door of the observatory, Dorothy paused and shrank back against Seaton, her eyes widening as she stared at Orlon.
In any event, many generations of the women of the Orlon will work upon it until it is complete.
Orlon fell in beside Seaton and the party turned toward the observatory.
As one man, Orlon and the other remaining Norlaminians leaped out of the projector and floated to the ground below.
"I shall join you in person very shortly," Orlon said, and the projection vanished.
"We will land soon, but not hard," replied Orlon confidently, and the landing was as he had foretold.