All peoples have their myths of wanderers through time who, though they may not end their own sufferings, have the power to help others save themselves . . . Such a one was the gaunt man. Robert F. Young was a Hugo nominated author known for his lyrical and sentimental prose. His work appeared in Amazing Stories, Fantastic Stories, Startling Stories, Playboy, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, Galaxy Magazine, and Analog Science Fact & Fiction.