"Perhaps we do owe you an explanation, especially as it seems you were brought here by mistake. We were trying for much more primitive people than you. You see, we are at war. It’s a worldwide conflagration greater than any in our history."
"And these are your weapons?" asks Kerry, pointing to the shelves.
”These and also the robots, although we've precious few of them."
"What happened to nuclear weapons?"
"Oh, they were eliminated years ago. Now everything is man to man. It’s much more interesting, although it does tend to prolong things a little. This war has been going on for almost a year now. My people are dying off. And, since the transmat beam method of time travel was perfected just before this war began, we decided to use it to bring back primitive people from the ancient times who have great strength to help us in the war. As you seem to have been traveling in some sort of time machine also, our beam apparently intersected your machine and brought it back here."
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