High Man

Cover image for

Download


Author: Jay Clarke
Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,923 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,011
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!

Show Excerpt

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


End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of High Man, by Jay Clarke

*** END OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HIGH MAN ***

***** This file should be named 32229-8.txt or 32229-8.zip ***** This and all associated files of various formats will be found in: http://www.gutenberg.org/3/2/2/2/32229/

Reviews

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.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for High Man by Jay Clarke - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
The Way of the Bow
by Paulo Coelho
Advanced Chemistry
by Jack G. Huekels
A Martian Odyssey
by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Eve's Diary
by Mark Twain

See more popular titles from this genre.