By L. Ron Hubbard
Meet Chuck Lambert, who, notwithstanding now not precisely a idiot, is accountable of letting his mind's eye get the easiest of his wits. that is simply because our younger, naive Lambert wishes his personal planet. yet instead of buy one legally from the internal division of the Outer Galactic regulate, he quickly succumbs to the flashy advertisements of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy & the purported King of Planetary Realtors. What Madman is the king of, is promoting the unwary a planet that won't really correct, a planet the place one cannot sit simply because there is something the problem with its subject. and that is precisely what turns into the problem for our unfortunate voyager, after Chuck toils for 11 grueling years to scrape jointly sufficient cash to eventually purchase a planet of his personal.
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There is nothing peculiar in the playing of stud poker, but this game was with Mart Lonegan who happened to be on an engineering job of his own ninety-three light-years away. They had not seen each other for five years, face to face, but Mart owed Sleepy McGee nineteen-thousand-odd dollars to date. Mart grinned on the visograph. ” “Yep,” said Sleepy. ” “One white. ” Sleepy called and dealt the next cards. ” said Mart. ” “Wheeew! ” “Ten thousand kilometers diameter,” said Sleepy. ” Barteber, the huge black cook, stirred stew over the camp range and stole an occasional peek when Sleepy raised his hole card.
Who believed in space travel? From ample evidence received on the ground, I am prepared to attest that the majority of adventures which befell the mythical Conroy actually happened to Fitz Mallory. “It rocks your wits, I know, to understand that this man is no clown. He carried forward a complete plan to credit space travel to everyone. He returned here from his last voyage, resolved to counter the usual rebuﬀ. He countered it with the diary. You have all read it I am sure. It is true, gentlemen.
Mr. Lambert,” said a Ledger reporter politely, “as a matter of human interest, could you let me have some personal details. Some little thing— You mentioned a girl named Isabel—” “Married,” said Chuck. “Married yesterday up at the City Hall. ” “But this girl on 19453X—” said another reporter. “Rich. She’ll be richer. They’ll all be rich even if I don’t ever see my subjects again. Now if you don’t mind—” “Mr. Lambert,” said the business manager of International Flyways, “you are sure you can deliver enough of this material—” “Enough,” chimed in Ross of Ross Construction, “to make skyscrapers—” “And bridges—” added the bridge builder.
A Matter of Matter (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard