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OUR SHIP’S LIBRARY HAS many gaps and I cannot be certain until we reach the planet X777, also known as “Earth,” and I am able to use the bibliographical resources there that the material on which I am basing my observations at this prefieldwork stage of the inquiry accurately describes the subject under investigation, the human artist. I wish to add that I normally would have waited for the completion of my assignment before submitting my report; therefore, I here present these preliminary and tentative observations with the qualification that the Bureau has requested the following report against my advice that we wait until the on-site phase of our work is executed. You may recall, Commissioner Yhscis, that my preliminary study of the politicians and statesmen of planet R83, founded on my reading of their treatises of political science and social theory, suffered greatly from the lack of

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