The Ppussjans are a spacefaring species from the planet Ximba in the Hoka Universe,
Small, slim fellows, cyno-centauroid type: four legs and two arms.
After the incident with the Pornian and their failed ploy at interstellar domination by the Hokas and their antics, Interstellar Bureau of Investigation, concentrated on a new case of nixl weed trafficking. They spent years trying to track down a particular bunch of Ppussjans rogue dream peddlers. Their leader Number Ten escape custody and was reported to be hiding on Toka, continuing the drug trade, growing the merchandise and running an operation on the planet.
By this time the Hokas adapted their culture into a Victoian England based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books. Number Ten had been noted by the Hokas and was mistaken for the Hound of Baskerville. Eventually the IBI and their Hoka companions appended him.
Ppussjans count rank from the bottom up.
- Earthman's Burden by Poul Anderson (1957)