The Saturday Evening Post Volume 190, No. 1

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 190, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... ground. There is very little chance of their moving." The astronomer shot a grateful glance at Smithers, as a traveler marooned in a city of foreign tongues greets a native who tries to speak that traveler's vemacular. After Dutin got outside be permitted himself a longrestrained smile--"A foot in two miles!" Dimly he visioned to himself what would befall if that monstrous error were multiplied out to the space-plumbing immensities in which he lived--and then put into actuality. It would disorganize whole sidereal systems--perhaps hurl the very Earth itself crashing into Venus or Mars. He hurried to the telephone tent and put in a call for his wife, in Paris. In a few minutes a dovelike voice over the wire was pressing him with questions as to his health--and whether those last socks had reached him-and would he wait just a minute? Then a slender little voice piped: "M on papa!" Dutin reached up to loosen his collar band, and swore covertly at the sudden oppressive warmth of the telephone booth. These preliminaries ended, he gave careful instructions regarding the packing in cotton and the immediate dispatch to him by special courier of certain of his instruments--creations and playthings of his leisure time, (Continued on Pug: 62) Twice a Year the 1100 Well! Plcnlcklng In the Borrowed Car! of the Old Metal Man shade of the person he had put out of the world, is best understood by practical people. Grimshaw himself was eminently practical, and, though as a little boy he had believed himself a sort of refugee from a dim, happy playground, it may be shown that sentimentality did not survivein the man of thirty who devoted himself thoughtfully to a phantom. The boy was always disappointed with the prairie town...show more

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  • Paperback | 1158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 57mm | 2,018g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858840
  • 9781236858849