Black Eyes and the Daily Grind

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Author: Stephen Marlowe (Milton Lesser)
Published: 1952
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,178 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,482
Added to site: 2009.10.25
mnybks.net#: 25634
Origin: gutenberg.org

The little house pet from Venus didn't like New York, so New York had to change.

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o work on Black Eyes. At first Judd thought the animal would object, but apparently it did not. While conditions all about them in the city worsened, the experts spent three days studying Black Eyes.

They found nothing out of the ordinary.

Black Eyes merely stared back at them, and but for an accident, they would have departed without a lead. On the third day, a huge mongrel dog which belonged to the Whitneys' next-door neighbors somehow slipped its leash. It was a fierce and ugly animal, and it was known to attack anything smaller than itself. It jumped the fence and landed in Judd Whitney's yard. A few loping bounds took it through an open window, ground level. Inside, it spied Black Eyes and made for the creature at once, howling furiously.

Black Eyes didn't budge.

And the mongrel changed its mind! The slavering tongue withdrew inside the chops, the howling stopped. The mongrel lay down on the floor and whined. Presently it lost all interest, got to its feet, and left as it had

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.01.04
Sardo Weems
***..

A not very dated story of an alternate form of self-preservation in a creature that has no visible way to defend itself. (I know, there is no jungle on Venus. Ignore that.)

It isn't a character-driven story, just a humorous sketch. The ending resolved the one remaining question I had about the creature.


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