“But—why us? The Terrestrials—what have we to do with—”
Janazik’s yellow eyes blazed at him.
“You aren’t stupid, blood-brother. Think!”
After a moment Anse nodded bleakly. “The Star Ship—”
“Of course! Volakech has seized the rocket boat. No Terrestrial in his right mind would show him how to use it, so he had to capture someone who understood its operation and force them to take him out to the Star Ship.