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When I Grow Up

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Author: Richard E. Lowe
Published: 1956
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,442 / 20 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.2
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 887
Added to site: 2009.05.25
mnybks.net#: 24268
Origin: gutenberg.org

The two professors couldn't agree on the fundamentals of child behavior. But that was before they met little Herbux!

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bux?"

"Yes, sir," said the boy quietly.

"You are quite sure," Smithy asked, "that you know absolutely nothing about this boy's past? His parents, his birthplace--anything at all? There must be some clue."

"You know very well I don't," Possy retorted angrily.

"I just thought that perhaps you might have subjected him to hypno-research," Smithy said, placatingly.

"I wouldn't dream of such a thing--" Possy began--and stopped with a gasp. "How did you know about that?" he demanded.

Smithy was flustered. "I--well, that is--" He could think of no convincing answer. Hypno-research was one of Possy's most secret projects. He had used it constantly in his efforts to determine reasons for non-conformity to set patterns of behavior in some of his more recalcitrant students. He had kept it a secret because it added up to an admission that perhaps heredity could play a part in the development of a student's character.

"Smithy, my dear old friend," he said with mock

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.05.06
Sardo Weems
***..

This child of future times knows exactly what he wants to be, even if no one else had ever heard of such a thing existing. Worse, he seems to have a great talent for it.

Characterizations are nothing special (even the kid seems a bit sketchy), plotting is okay, the author's imagination of the future is pretty mundane.


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