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All That Goes Up

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Author: Kirby Brooks
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,232 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,315
Added to site: 2010.06.11
mnybks.net#: 28112
Origin: gutenberg.org

At fifty, a man should be too old to go around flying off the handle, or wandering around on the ceiling. But what could a man do when he had a son who insisted on being a genius?

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Dad, why don't you try a banana?" It worked! In fact, most any food that was in a chunk could be eaten. Difficult, but it could be done. The big problem then was liquid, and again Johnny came to my rescue with some fountain straws from the corner drugstore. For Duchess it was easy. She just lapped.

About the time we finished the battle of breakfast, Jim came back with word from Professor Jordan.

"Dad, I don't think the professor believed me, but he's on his way here."

"Well, thank the Lord," I exclaimed. "Did he think you were completely out of your head?"

"Not exactly, but he did think I might be exaggerating just a little, I think."

"When will he get here?" Mary asked.

"He said he'd catch a plane out of there as soon as he could, and it's only a two and a half hour flight, mother."

"Then he'll be here this afternoon?" I asked.

"He seemed to think he would."

"Oh, goodness, I hope so," Mary said. "We've got a date with the Ripleys to go to a movi

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 4 reviews: ***
2013.05.13
Sardo Weems
***..

Jimmy comes home from MIT and invents an anti-gravity panel whose effects don't stop when you turn it off.

It's a mildly amusing story full of stereotypes. I could see it acted out by the cast of the Ozzie and Harriet Show.

2011.11.18
Charles
***..

Interesting, but unremarkable, story of a kid who invents a way to beat gravity, with unexpected results. Not great sci-fi by any stretch of the imagination, but easy to digest if you\'ve got a little time to squander.

2010.09.12
Dick Thornton
**...

So-so. It was a "cute" story, but nothing to write home about.

2010.06.12
Cara Ponton
****.

I have not read this book but, by just looking at the short summary I can tell this is my kinda book!


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