Teething Ring

Author: James Causey
Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,315 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 900
Added to site: 2009.08.07
mnybks.net#: 24921
Origin: gutenberg.org
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wearing her new Chinese red housecoat, had just lustered her nails to a blinding scarlet, and Harry Junior was sleeping like an angel.

Yawning, Melinda answered the door and the little man said, beaming, "Excellent day. I have geegaws for information."

Melinda did not quite recoil. He was perhaps five feet tall, with a gleaming hairless scalp and a young-old face. He wore a plain gray tunic, and a peddler's tray hung from his thin shoulders.

"Don't want any," Melinda stated flatly.

"Please." He had great, beseeching amber eyes. "They all say that. I haven't much time. I must be back at the University by noon."

"You working your way through college?"

He brightened. "Yes. I suppose you could call it that. Alien anthropology major."

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.04.21
Sardo Weems
***..

When the interstellar student interviewed Melinda for his class, he left behind the hair-growth solution and the neural distorter. The first was harmless enough, but the distorter seemed to give newborn Harry Junior some strange ideas.

A mildly funny pulp story: no brilliant characterizations or astounding plot leaps, just worth a few chuckles.


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