Начало выглядит так:
From the very start, the flight hadn't been a success. Instead of there being Retusian dwarf toads loaded on board the spaceship, there were Cordova beetles destined for the aboriginals of Terra Blue. The blunder was noticed and rectified, but, of course, the flight schedule was then delayed. Not only that, but in addition to the cargo, I was trapped with a creature who possessed a wild inhuman logic. I had hesitated for pretty long, not wishing to take it on the flight, but the contract had a special clause for this occasion. Besides, the client had promised to pay a large sum of money for the cargo delivery, so I decided that for sake of such a substantial sum I could tolerate having this hellish creature on board.
А не стать ли мне живым классиком англоязычной фантастики?:)