One Out of Ten

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Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,578 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 837
Added to site: 2009.05.23
mnybks.net#: 24250
Origin: gutenberg.org

Television quiz programs with an aspect of having just staged a raid on Fort Knox are very much in the news these days. Certainly the prizes to be won are astronomical and the contestants scarcely less so. Step right up, little lady and tell us why your eyes look so strange! What's that? You want us to read this astounding science fantasy documentary by J. Anthony Ferlaine first? Well—perhaps we should play it safe while the flying saucer folk are watching us!

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ome from there!

I watched Don Phillips, the commercial announcer, out of the corner of my eye. The camera in front of me swung around and lined up on my set.

"... And now, on with the show," Phillips was saying. "And here, ready to test your wits, is your quizzing quiz master, Smiling Jim Parsons."

I smiled into the camera and waited while the audience applauded. The camera tally light went on and the stage manager brought his arm down and pointed at me.

"Good afternoon," I said into the camera, "here we go again with another half hour of fun and prizes on television's newest, most exciting, game, 'Parlor Quiz.' In a moment I'll introduce you to our first contestant. But first here is a special message to you mothers ..."

The baby powder commercial appeared on the monitor and I walked over to the

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.11.05
Sardo Weems
***..

An offbeat Martian invasion story, short and competently written, set in a TV game show.


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