A Medicine For Melancholy and Other Stories - The Man – Come into My Cellar Summary & Analysis

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The Man – Explorers Captain Hart, Lieutenant Martin, their crew, and their spaceship have just landed on a new planet near a magnificent city and expect to be welcomed as heroes. Hart can’t understand why no one has come to see them, however. Martin investigates and reports back that the people on the planet are happy, in peace, and don’t seem to care about the explorers. He reveals a man, infinitely good, wise, and with the power to heal the sick, has already been to the city. The man is someone for whom the citizens have been waiting a long time, perhaps a million years. Hart thinks the man must be a competing explorer captain, but Martin says this is not so. Hart is nevertheless angered and unimpressed. He is likewise skeptical and incensed that Martin and the...

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