Palos of the Dog Star Pack

Author: J.U. Giesy
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,777 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,254
Added to site: 2011.03.23 30089
Genre: Adventure

It was with a feeling little short of positive annoyance that I heard the door-bell ring. Indeed, I confess, I was tempted to ignore it altogether at first. But as it rang again, and was followed by a rapid tattoo of rapping, as of fists pounded against the door itself, I rose, laid aside my book, and stepped into the hall.

First switching on a porch-light, I opened the outer door, to reveal the figure of an old woman, somewhat stooping, her head covered by a shawl, which sloped wetly from her head to either shoulder, and was caught and held beneath her chin by one bony hand.

"Doctor," she began in a tone of almost frantic excitement. "Dr. Murray--come quick!"

Perhaps I may as well introduce myself here as anywhere else. I am Dr. George Murray, still, as at the time of which I write, in charge of the State Mental Hospital in a Western State. The institution was not then very large, and since taking my position at the head of its staff I had found myself with considerable time for my study along the lines of human psychology and the various powers and aberrations of the mind.

Also, I may as well confess, as a first step toward a better understanding of my part in what followed, that for years before coming to the asylum I had delved more or less deeply into such studies, seeking to learn what I might concerning both the normal and the abnormal manifestations of mental force.


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Henry L. Ratliff

(1918) Sci-fi (Astro Mind Projection/Travel)

R: ***

Plot bullets<

  • A man finds an ancient manuscript.

  • With information in the manuscript, he is able to project his mind to distant galaxies.

  • He recounts his travels to a friend.

This book should be labeled science fiction . . . and it seems to be incomplete.

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