The port was still open, and the empty carrier rack in the bow told him that Gibson had not yet returned with the scouter.
Your reptile is a scouter, or I'm no judge of Indian paints and Indian deviltries!
The scouter settled on the outcrop beside Farrell, so close that the hot wash of its exhaust gases scorched his bare legs.
The scouter darted for shore with Farrell lying across Gibson's knees in the cockpit, his head hanging half overside.
Everset went down in the scouter, maintaining radio contact with Jones, in the ship.
"We never saw the city from the scouter because we didn't go high enough," Gibson said.
Why not let Xavier take the scouter down for overt diversion, and drop Arthur off in the helihopper for a low-level check?
Such a weapon as had brought down the helihopper and scouter was patently beyond reach of his own latter-day technology.