Chapter 9Glider WingsWherein our heroes get separated

Back at the control panel, Isaac said, “I can tell this machine to get us to a certain place, but I cannot make it follow that other ship.”

HEC said, “I can steer this ship to follow the cruiser if you can disengage the automaton pilot.”

Isaac said slowly, “All right... wait, who will we be lowering down to the cruiser first?”

“It can’t be you, because you would have your eyes closed the entire time,” Amelia said as she put on the harness and pulled down her goggles.

Isaac said, “You are mad as a bag of snakes!”

“Have you got a better plan?” Amelia demanded.

“You mean better than going home ...

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