AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION, The special council on Oig had concluded, as Aum and Oig had, that the killing of like fauna by the priest and the sacrifice of the fauna's vital liquid to the ivory and gold god image had not resulted in any discernable benefit to the Minoan people; but since it was part of the Minoan tradition, it must have yielded some satisfactory results in the past, and, therefore, the procedure would be recorded for future reference. However, since Aum and Onz had not been able to approach the priest and ask for intervention on the part of Oig--in the Diroid 1,540,872, which was the Christian Earth year 1270 BC--they were sent back to the blue planet to continue their investigations.
ON EARTH, IT WAS the Christian year 15,000 BC. On the planet Oig, in the star system Cuomz, it was Diroid 1,275,879. It had be...