Made in Tanganyika

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Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,593 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,256
Added to site: 2009.06.26
mnybks.net#: 24539
Origin: gutenberg.org

See what happens when two conchologists get caught in a necromantic nightmare of their own.

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agnifying glass. Then he selected one of the larger shells and began to examine it.

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After a while he took a small keyhole saw which he kept for such purposes, and very carefully began to cut the shell into two equal portions. Once again he moved the ato-glass and began to study one of the sections. But the lamp was not very powerful, and insufficient for the tiny details. Sutter abruptly remembered the four-position lamp in the sitting room. He took the shell and the ato-glass and went to the front room, hoping that Travail was not there.

To his relief he found the sitting room deserted. The television set stood silent in a corner and as he passed it Sutter switched it on, then crossed to the four-position lamp and turned it up full. For a second time he peered through the ato-glass long and intently.

The bisected shell appeared to be a spinal univalve, resembling the familiar cephalopoda, nautilus, with thin septa dividing the many chambers.

Behind him th

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.06.08
Paulo Respighi
****.

A freewheeling story, it's all over the place and doesn't seem to care much. A man with a seashell collection buys a new television at the former site of an H-Bomb test (huh?) and discovers the set gives him access to shells he'd never seen before. But he fails to consider his evil roommate.

On a scale of one to ten, a pretty good story.


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