By James Blish
Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez S.J., is part of a 4 guy medical fee to the planet Lithia, there to check a harmonious society of extraterrestrial beings residing on a planets that's a biologist's paradise. He quickly reveals himself bothered: how can those excellent beings, dwelling in an obvious Eden, haven't any notion of sin or God? If this kind of sinless Eden has been created except God, then who's in charge?
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Always providing, of course, that this would be the ultimate outcome of the study of Lithia. The planet was not lacking in hints that something quite different, and fearful beyond all else, might emerge under Ruiz-Sanchez' prolonged attention. Not even prayer had yet resolved that doubt. But should he sacrifice even the possibility of this, for Cleaver? A lifetime of meditation over just such cases of conscience had made Ruiz-Sanchez, like most other gifted members of his order, quick to find his way to a decision through all but the most complicated of ethical labyrinths.
All right, let's have 'em," Michelis said. " "No. " Michelis swore briefly and to the point. "It means that there's a pertinent antitoxin in the shop someplace," he added. " As he spoke, he lifted Cleaver's head and tipped the pills into his mouth, onto his tongue. The water which followed was cold at the first contact, but a split second later it was liquid fire. Cleaver choked, and at that precise instant Michelis pinched his nostrils shut. The pills went down with a gulp. " Michelis said.
He had labored long and hard to master the Lithian language, and to have recognized and understood so completely abstract a point as the one just made by Chtexa was a bigger victory than any quantitative gains in vocabulary alone could have been. "But I can see that you are going to have difficulties in collecting these meteorites," he said. " "Oh, certainly. Everyone understands the importance of the program. " This was not quite what the priest had meant by his question. " He realized that he knew no Lithian word for "greed," either.