The Long Watch is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein. It is about a military officer who faces a coup d'état by a would-be dictator.
Originally named "Rebellion on the Moon", the story appeared in the December 1949 American Legion Magazine. It appears in Heinlein's short story collections, The Green Hills of Earth and The Past Through Tomorrow. While it is included in collections of Future History stories and appears on Heinlein's timeline chart, "The Long Watch" does not appear to share continuity with the history, but with Space Cadet published a year earlier.
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“Lo! he babbles of the fish-frys of long ago,
Of the horse-races of long ago at Clarys Grove,
Of what Abe Lincoln said
One time at Springfield.”
—Edgar Lee Masters (18691950)