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Father Peregrine, who is skeptical about the return of Earthian colonizers
to their home planet.
Proprietor, who has a broader view of human nature.
News of impending war on Earth makes Father Peregrine rethink his views.
Father Peregrine buys some luggage for himself.
The value of home and how this persists for new settlers, even from
a planet's remove.
The proprietor and Father Peregrine discuss the talk of war on Earth,
which they cannot believe because of the distance from their own lives.
One hundred thousand new settlers are expected to arrive next month but
the proprietor thinks they'll turn back, as they'll be needed on Earth.
Father is doubtful people already on Mars will return but the proprietor
thinks it's been too short a time for the settlers to think of Mars as
home and allow their ties back on Earth to be severed in such a way. Father
Peregrine ponders this and buys a new valise.
This vignette more explicitly foreshadows the return of the Earthian colonizers
to their home planet when it is threatened by atomic war. The proprietor
of the luggage store appears again in "The Watchers".
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