Story summary.Human exploration expeditions to stars have been miserably failing, frequently getting the exploring humans killed. Killed because of misunderstandings brought about by difficulty in communications with aliens they encounter on different worlds.
One such explorer here, facing just such a fate, will be saved by ... well, it's deus ex machina. No real enlightenment, but a happy ending & a readable story.
Fact sheet.First published: Amazing Science Fiction Stories, September 1958.
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Related: Stories of Tom Godwin.