NOODLE: Where shall we go, sir?
THINK-TANK: A hundred million miles away from Mars. Order the invasion fleet to evacuate the entire planet of Mars. We are heading for Alpha Centauri, a hundred million miles away. (Omega, Iota, and Oop run off right as Noodle helps Think-Tank off left and the curtain closes. Spotlight shines on Historian down right.)
When Noodle asked Think-Tank where to go from Mars, he replied that it must be a hundred million miles away from Mars to reach Alpha Centauri, a star closer to the solar system. While Omega, Iota and Oop were evacuating the Earth, Think-Tank was flying on his way to Alpha Centauri, thinking he must be protected against Earthlings. The story had reached an end.
The story teaches us a moral that people should not always believe the outer level appearance or meaning of anything. Instead, examining things would help everyone lead a peaceful life without fear, struggle, etc., in their life.
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). The Book That Saved The Earth - Claire Boiko (pp 63-73). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.