...s that probably could be described as being like Earth dolphins came right up to the shore. Each one had a fish in its mouth. They tossed the fish on the shore. The Moran women clapped their hands several times and bowed to the dolphin, which then disappeared back into the calm, warm ocean water. A male appeared and picked up the fish.
The male, and it turned out all the other males, was only a little over five foot tall. He was thick of body but not sloppy fat. Like the females, they wore only a loincloth. They had no hair visible anywhere on their bodies. The males made the meal. Several large low tables were set in the middle of the hut and everyone, male and female Moran and the four from the Enterprise sat on the floor with their legs crossed and ate till they were full. The flavors of the food were excellent. Then at least a couple of hours were spent in conversation. It was mostly learning about the Moran. The Enterprise crew did not offer much information about themselves or the ship.
It was learned that all the Moran in this village were one family. They were all married to all of the others. Sleeping and sex was usually, but not always one man and one woman but it could be any man...