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The Stowaway

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Author: Alvin Heiner
Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,410 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 818
Added to site: 2009.10.31
mnybks.net#: 25693
Origin: gutenberg.org

He stole a ride to the Moon in search of glory, but found a far different destiny.

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ers of the group regarded him variously, some with amusement, some with contempt, others with frank curiosity.

"You're plain nuts, Joe. What do you want to go to the Moon for?"

"Sure, why you wanna go? What they got on the Moon we ain't got right here?"

There was general laughter from the dozen or so who sat eating their lunch in the shade of Building B. They all thought that was a pretty good one. Good enough to repeat. "Sure, what they got on the Moon we ain't got here?"

But Joe Spain wasn't in the mood for jokes. He burned with even greater conviction and stood up as though to harangue the workers. "You wanta know why I got to go

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Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2013.04.09
Sardo Weems
*....

A moonshot story where the weight of the rocket doesn't matter, where the cargo is not checked (and only seems to exist as a place to hide--it has no use on the mission), and where security is nonexistent. Other than that the story is okay. Except the plot is contrived.


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