Story summary.Aliens called "Zan" have raided earth. They took a few hundred animal specimen alive - among them a man & a woman, & killed off all other life on earth. These specimen, including the humans, have now been put as exhibits in a zoo on earth, & this advanced raiding party of aliens is preparing to claim earth as permanent residence.
The man will pull off a coup of sorts, scaring aliens enough with his
ingenuity to make them leave earth...
Fact sheet.First published: Thrilling Wonder Stories, December 1948.
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Related: Stories of Fredric Brown.