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Author: Frank Banta
Published: 1962
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,737 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.6
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,435
Added to site: 2007.10.23
mnybks.net#: 18659
Origin: gutenberg.org

Droozle was probably the greatest writer in the world--any world!

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e girl with the long, golden red hair pointed at his breast pocket. "This Droozle I must see. And who's that other member of the partnership there beside him? An Eversharp pencil named Blackie?"

"No, that is the other end of Droozle. Permit me to introduce you." Blandly the tall, young artist slid Droozle from his breast pocket, straightened him from his U-shape and handed his twelve-inch pen to her.

"A snake!" she shrieked.

"What else?"

"Why, I thought those ruby eyes were jewels! I must have squeezed right up against him when I kissed you," she cried indignantly.

"You did. I felt him squirm a little."

"Oh! And here I thought it was your heart beating wildly."

"Well, maybe it was. It does that sometimes."

"Let's try again. And this time hold your snake behind you." The long-legged girl stood


Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
JoJo Biggins

Ugh to the max.

Paulo Respighi

Droozle is an alien creature--a ball-point snake. He's a natural writer (and can be used as a pen) as well as a published author. But when Droozle switches to a new genere his owner's love life suffers.

I didn't know what to make of this story, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt: three and three-quarters stars.

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