Mike and Haney and the Chief worked doggedly at their control boards.
But around noon a "stop" signal flashed on the control boards of the tanks.
There were—he counted slowly—five control boards like those he had seen in the small escape ship.
He left the vantage point by the stairs and paced between the control boards and their empty swinging seats.
The control boards were so complicated that the one in the lifeboat might have been a child's toy in comparison.
Red and sea-green lights chased each other around the control boards, died, were born again.
Besides, we need you at the control boards, where you can make real use of your knowledge of the city.