– There have been many legends suggesting that Earth has been visited in the past by other races.

– I know; I’ve read the Historical Research Section’s report. It makes Earth look like the crossroads of the Universe.

– There may have been visits about which you know nothing, said Stormgren, still angling hopefully.- Though since you must have been observing us for thousands of years, I suppose that’s rather unlikely.

– I suppose it is, – replied Karellen, in his most unhelpful manner.