Indirection

Author: Everett B. Cole
Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,309 / 31 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,485
Added to site: 2007.11.06
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The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.

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ain Klorantel commanding, asking for further information on a request for emergency condensation. I informed him that I had made no such request, adding that a light rain would be desirable if he were in position and prepared to radiate.

During the conversation with Captain Klorantel, I noted that the sky was darkening. There were several flashes of lightning, and I felt the signs of imminent, heavy rain. I promptly started back to my station.

Upon my arrival, I discovered that Elwar had managed to open the communications room and had been using the equipment. He was extremely frightened, and made incoherent remarks about talking to a demon. When I attempted to question him as to how he had opened the room, and where he had learned the operation of the communications equipment, he became hysterical and I could find out precisely nothing.

By this time, it was raining violently. There was a high wind. Several trees had been blown down and lightning was frequent. A flood was starting down th

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