Kidnapping is sanctioned in the Galactic Confederation. They call it Collection. They even have a special department for it. Only aliens are Collected, of course, so that’s all right. Sometimes the Aliens Abduction Administration makes mistakes, though they hate to admit it. To their credit they make every effort to remedy their mistakes—after doing their best to find someone else to blame for the error, naturallyGref Civitano is looking forward to a lazy Saturday. A leisurely breakfast while he reads the newspaper and some left over mail from yesterday; perhaps a walk on the beach later followed by a nap on the couch with the television chattering to itself in the background. Then he read the letter. So much for plans.