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High Man

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Author: Jay Clarke
Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,923 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,046
Added to site: 2010.05.03
mnybks.net#: 27581
Origin: gutenberg.org

Roger got his chance to rise in the world ... and wound up with his head in the clouds!

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very important item--the key item, in fact--the anti-gravity belt.

It may be of interest to you that I have taken out a patent on the belt and am manufacturing small units for toy spaceships. The "gimmick," as these American subjects put it, is "hot" and the turnover is fantastic. The toy ships rise and rise into the sky and never come down and, as soon as they disappear, the junior rocketmen immediately start bawling for another one. It isn't quite the Era of Space, but it's considerably more profitable.

Pity you hadn't thought about patenting the belt--these Americans are so free with their dollars.

But then, you have Anne. What could be fairer?

Gratefully yours, Roger


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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2015.06.16
JoJo Biggins
**...

A very short, moderately entertaining story executed via an exchange of letters. Don't set your expectations too high and you may enjoy it, but be prepared for the juvenile ending.


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