Mission to Zar
Briarwood Christian School
(age 10 or thereabouts, we assume)
The time was about the middle of the twenty-fourth century. The place, a small space craft ordered to explore the square planet of Zar. The reason for this unusual mission was that the planet's surface was caving in. This was disrupting the gravity on the Earth and Mars.
The captain, talking to himself said, "Sniff, I may never see my wife and dog, Ruff, again." The captain pulled out a picture.
Overhearing, the second in command said, "Gee, your dog sure is ugly!"
"That's not my dog; that's my wife!"
"That's okay. My wife thought it was Ruff, too," sighed the captain.
The ship enters the atmosphere and is instantly pulled down by Zar's gravity.
They landed on a large mountain. "Captain," said one of the men, "the gravity meter ray shows that another cave-in would occur about now--!"
The cave in hits and the mountain is reduced to a small hill. They traced the point of damage to a small underground tunnel.
After following the tunnel for hours they came to a large cavern miles below Zar's surface. It was inhabited by thousands of huffles! They were digging tunnels in the dirt to live in. This was causing the cave-ins.
Taking out eight inflatable space-rockets they tied one to each end of the planet.
Now they huffles could tunnel as much as they liked and Zar wouldn't cave in.