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The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds

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Author: Francis Flagg
Published: 1932
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,731 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 744
Added to site: 2007.12.13
mnybks.net#: 19366

Little did Prof. Reubens suspect what his atom-tampering would set loose upon the world.

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ace such an unhuman foe--weird, drifting globes and invading jungles whose very source was shrouded in mystery. Against this enemy no weapons seemed to prevail. All the paraphernalia of modern warfare was proving useless. And looking at each other with white faces--not alone in Arizona, but in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles--men asked themselves these questions, and the newspapers posed them:

"What if this thing can't be stopped?"

"What if it keeps on and on and invades every city and state?"

"It is only starting now, but what will it be like a month from now, a year?"

The whole nation awoke to a realization of its danger. The Administration at Washington solemnly addressed itself to the capitals of the world.

"If some power, jealous of the greatness of America, has perfected a new and barbarous weapon of warfare, and without due warning and declaration of hostilities has launched it against us, not only do we denounce such uncivilized procedure, but demand that suc

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.02.14
Paulo Respighi
**...

It's kind of hard to ignore all the scientific impossibilities in this story. The Toc-Toc Birds are evil genius avians living on an electron who are discovered when the famous Professor Rubens turns his sub-atomic microscope on a piece of some sort of unidentified matter. They escape their electron and attempt to invade the earth.

The only woman in the story is an Indian's wife, who cowers in the back seat of his car.

I gave it an extra star because I didn't see any misspellings.


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