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Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,689 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 448
Added to site: 2008.07.28
mnybks.net#: 21603
Genre: Short Story

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!

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"Yes. Not bad either though I shouldn't say it. I didn't know you were interested in Botany." His voice was casual with a slight questioning note.

Collins suddenly felt ridiculous. What was he accusing the man of? Mason had a right to publish on anything he wanted to, still a muddled series of half facts, incidents and suspicions chased through his mind.

Mason walked over to his desk and filling his pipe sat down thoughtfully and leaned back motioning Collins into a nearby chair.

"I think I know what is on your mind, Milt. Maybe I can straighten this out. Gordon told me a little while ago that you wanted to resign."

Collins stiffened. So, these two were working together.

"Milt, did you ever stop to think how lucky we are? Where can you get better equipment, help, coöperation in the country than here?" Collins leaned forward to speak, but Mason went on. "Oh, I know all the problems of security and how it strangles work." He paused for a moment as though tryin

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2013.08.22
Paulo Respighi
****.

Clever story. A government physicist finds security is making his work harder and harder. He can't publish or have conversations of any depth with people in his own field, his work is censored or filed away, he is watched, then his movements are completely restricted. Then he finds out other scientists have already found a way around security.

Good characterization of frustration and anger in the main character, a simple plot.

2008.08.30
R Stephan
*....

A 'scientist' discovers the use of code. Yes, that's all. It appears the author wasn't aware of the field of cryptography. Don't waste your time with the story.


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