By L. Ron Hubbard
Meet Chuck Lambert, who, although now not precisely a idiot, is to blame 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 ads 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 may not fairly correct, a planet the place one cannot take a seat simply because there is something the problem with its topic. and that is precisely what turns into the problem for our unfortunate voyager, after Chuck toils for 11 grueling years to scrape jointly adequate funds to ultimately purchase a planet of his personal.
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And spaceships,” said Intercolonial’s man. “Gentlemen,” said Chuck, “I towed down a piece of that metal as big as the village men could hack out and melt up for me. That was with crude stuﬀ. Just a sample. I’ve got billions, billions of cubic yards of it and no cost to transport. It’s cheap and since I filed on the rest of the planets in that system, I’m afraid this is a monopoly. But just the same, the price is the same as steel to you. Now if you don’t mind—” They were satisfied and they filed out, all but one thick-lensed little man.
Every new thing that comes in, somebody will snort and say that Conroy should have found it. It’s very diﬃcult to bring people to realize just what a spanking big Universe that is out there and how many various things there are in it. They were laughing already without the help from your Conroy. We have a flying dog—” The whole crowd laughed. Sven shrugged. “You see. Even 34 ♦ THE CONROY DIAR Y ♦ you salty characters are ready to classify straight out of that confounded diary. We really do have a flying dog.
Mr. Mallory, I cannot permit this to continue. Produce your sources of revenue—” There was a slight commotion at the door and a man walked in. He was clad in a tattered spaceman’s coat and belted about with a scratched stomach protector. He was unshaven and he was tired. The collector glared at him for the intrusion. ” “I am Sven Durlinger, lately chief of the Recheck Expedition. This is my friend, Fitz Mallory. ” said the collector. ” “Sir,” said Sven quietly, “I can testify that Fitz Mallory’s income from his books was bequeathed to various charities.