Larry and Nittix sped across the sand in a transparent ball. Behind them at the vanguard of a huge cloud of dust were hundreds of other balls filled with angry mice.
“Speed up!” Nittix cried as he bounced around.
“Speed up?” Larry gasped. “If I ran any faster I’ll have a heart attack!” He was drenched in sweat from the dual suns overhead.
“Is that a bad thing on Earth?” Nittix asked.
“Very,” Larry wheezed in reply.
“Look! Do you see it?” asked Nittix.
Ahead in the distance was a black pyramid.
“Yes, assuming it is not a mirage,” Larry replied. “We’ve got nothing to lose. Let’s head for it.”
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