- English language: A lot of dialogs are in a twisted form of it. Someone natively English will likely have less hard time comprehending.
- Idea of "fraternities" in US universities.
Story summary.A baby-dinosaur like alien, from a world called Osiris, was welcomed & accepted by many at the university he attended on earth during his younger years. Now, as ambassador of Osiris, he's returning earth a favor by signing a treaty that he knows is loaded in earth's favor.
Most of the main text is actually devoted to his funny life at the university.
- "Inspector's Teeth" refers to false teeth stolen by the first human explorer on Osiris that later found way to a museum on earth. Teeth belonging to a major hero of aliens. Teeth the alien protagonist of the story will steal from the museum during his student days & return them back home to their rightful place.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, April 1939.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of L Sprague de Camp.