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I am trying to find a book of short science fiction stories that contains a short story about an astronaut crew that land on a moon or planet and one astronaut on an EVA (spacewalk) on the surface discovers a crew of three aliens next to a crashed ship. One of them injured. He sends them back to his ship sacrificing his spot aboard for them. I believe the story is called "The Samaritan".

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    If you know the title, look it up on ISFDB. There are 15 results for fiction titles containing Samaritan. – user56 Jul 17 '11 at 10:26
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    Oh my god! I have been search for this for over 2 and a half decades! I first read the short story in an anthology of american literature when I was in grade school in Jamaica! Been searching for it ever since. Thank you! This is so divine – user3159 Oct 24 '11 at 4:03
  • That is correct. The book I am looking for was an American literature book and it also had: Survivor, by Walter F. Moudy Expendable, by Philip Dick – user12704 Feb 22 '13 at 19:38
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It sounds like The Samaritan by Richard Harper. The short story originally appeared in the Feb. 1963 issue of Boys' Life, but has appeared in several subsequent anthologies. A bibiography is available on isfdb.

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