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The Shining Cow

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Author: Alex James
Published: 1957
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,489 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,102
Added to site: 2009.07.06
mnybks.net#: 24626
Origin: gutenberg.org

This is NOT a story about sinister aliens from outer space. This is simply the story of what happened to poor Junius when she found herself much too close to a Flying Saucer, long enough so she could be analyzed and long enough to cause some strange happenings on that farm.

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et until I have consulted with my assistants. Sgt. Johnson, will you please have your men guard the clearing while we hold a conference?"

"Is it safe to get that close to her?" the trooper asked, unbelieving.

"I can assure you that it is. There is just a negligible amount of radio-activity present, and no more ultra-violet rays then there are in an average sun lamp. But you must wear your glasses." Turning to his aides he said, "Come gentlemen," and they followed him into the farmhouse.

"Can she be milked?" Mrs. Stewart wailed after them.

"What a gadawful situation," Zack muttered, grabbing a pitchfork and heading for the barn.

The scientists seated themselves around the big dining-room table and faced Professor Sims.

"Gentlemen, it's the most amazing thing that ever happened. That cow is glowing out there like a miniature atomic pile, and under the circumstances as we know them, should be deader than a door nail, but there she stands, shining like the morning sun, ch

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.05.11
Paulo Respighi
**...

An old farm couple's cow has disappeared, and the husband finds it by following a mysterious glow. The glow is the cow. The military and university get involved, and things happen.

Everyone in the story is a standard, off-the-shelf character, and the plot just plugs along to the end. A pretty harmless story.


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