‘Earthgirl?’ the guard repeated. ‘She didn’t look like an Earthie.’
Now Dr. Bel Arvardan, an archeologist from Outside, is coming to Earth to test his heterodox theory that all mankind is descended from the hated Earthies; and the Ancients, embittered by their treatment by the rest of the Galaxy, have prepared a dreadful revenge.
The blue men of Mica II discriminated against Earthies, considered them inferior since the Micans had conquered the Earthies a hundred years ago.
Through his ear button came the scratchy voice of the translator, talking Earthie for the benefit of Mica II’s commercial colony.
What the hell did Hopsford, light years away back on Earthie, understand about the difficulties of even communicating with the Micans…?
Earthies accordingly have a different way of dealing with aggression.
‘He’s doing very well.’ ‘Yes, for an Earthie.’
You’re in over your heads, Earthies. Do yourselves a favor and get out of the Shank.
James MacCreigh, 'Donovan Had a Dream'
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