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Jerry asked. She was puzzled. Another moon? Was there a second moon she didn't know about? Daddy put his hand on her shoulder. "That's the Ranger," he said. Oh, yes. Of course. Given another moment she'd have thought of it herself. "I know, Daddy," she said. " . . " The place felt cold. She pulled her jacket around her shoulders. This little stretch of ground, the hills, the plain, the snow, had been like this for millions of years, and nothing had ever happened until the Ranger showed up. No dawn, no rain, nobody passing through.
The engines started again, rose in volume, and Kieran felt the craft -moving. "Escort Leader to Mocha Rider. Our position appears to be compromised. Unknown hostile elements are approaching you and are heavily equipped. If you are receiving this, offer no resistance. " Ursark flexed his console mike in Kieran's direction and gestured toward it, at the same time leering derisively. Despite himself, Kieran felt his face flush with embarrassment at his own helplessness. "Yes, sir," he acknowledged self-consciously.
The approach to the ship went smoothly, as he had hoped. The ram was in place underneath the stern by this time, manned but facing away from him, its stabilizing spades extended into the ground. The final stretch had been his greatest worry. But now that he was dead ahead of the ship, he saw that the door-side booster, still angling downward from just behind the crew module to the ground, in fact screened him from the working area—a bonus which hadn't been obvious from his original vantage point.