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 After they left, Donovan turned to Powell and said, "The trouble is, I am jealous of the work that they are doing. Wouldn'​t you love to be up there again battling with recalcitrant robots and the elements?"​ After they left, Donovan turned to Powell and said, "The trouble is, I am jealous of the work that they are doing. Wouldn'​t you love to be up there again battling with recalcitrant robots and the elements?"​
  
-Of course I would,� replied Powell, ​But rules are rules, and nobody over 55 is allowed to do field operative work anymore. Anyway, in all honesty I think we are too old for this game. It is as much a young persons game now as it ever was in our day.+"Of course I would," ​replied Powell, ​"But rules are rules, and nobody over 55 is allowed to do field operative work anymore. Anyway, in all honesty I think we are too old for this game. It is as much a young person's game now as it ever was in our day."
  
-Donovan was about to respond that he was still in his first flush of youth, but then thought better of it. His balding head and the aches that now accompanied his early morning exercise regime made him realize the truth in Powells words.+Donovan was about to respond that he was still in his first flush of youth, but then thought better of it. His balding head and the aches that now accompanied his early morning exercise regime made him realize the truth in Powell's words.
  
 The two men sat for a few minutes in silence, each reminiscing about their days with Speedy on Mercury, Dave in the mines, and their other adventures as the leading operatives in the pioneering days of robot development. The two men sat for a few minutes in silence, each reminiscing about their days with Speedy on Mercury, Dave in the mines, and their other adventures as the leading operatives in the pioneering days of robot development.
  
-Eventually, Powell broke their reverie with a glance at his watch. ​I suppose wed better get back to it; that work will not do itself.+Eventually, Powell broke their reverie with a glance at his watch. ​"I suppose we'd better get back to it; that work will not do itself."
  
-As they made their way back to the lower levels of US Robots headquarters,​ Donovan suddenly had a thought. ​Greg, why dont we write our memoirs? Weve got a lot of material from the field work we could use.+As they made their way back to the lower levels of US Robots headquarters,​ Donovan suddenly had a thought. ​"Greg, why don't we write our memoirs? We've got a lot of material from the field work we could use."
  
 They continued their work through the afternoon with a bit more enthusiasm as they thought out what they would include in their masterpiece. A few arguments took place as they disagreed over who actually solved some of the problems they had encountered,​ but most were resolved. They both knew in their hearts, if not their minds, that their strength was as a team, not individuals. They continued their work through the afternoon with a bit more enthusiasm as they thought out what they would include in their masterpiece. A few arguments took place as they disagreed over who actually solved some of the problems they had encountered,​ but most were resolved. They both knew in their hearts, if not their minds, that their strength was as a team, not individuals.
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