Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

A Feast of Demons

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1958
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,458 / 32 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,372
Added to site: 2010.04.17
mnybks.net#: 27376
Origin: gutenberg.org

If you want my opinion, old Maxwell should have kept his big mouth shut ... and then El Greco could not have put Earth in a frame!

Show Excerpt

ble with Pudge, but he also had gone out of his way to find me. So he wanted something out of me.

He said suddenly, "Virgie, you were a damned fool."

"I was," I admitted honestly. "Worse than you know. But I am no longer. Greek, old boy, all this stuff you told me about those demons got me interested. I had plenty of time for reading in prison. You won't find me as ignorant as I was the last time we talked."

He laughed sourly. "That's a hot one. Four years of college leave you as ignorant as the day you went in, but a couple years of jail make you an educated man."

"Also a reformed one."

He said mildly, "Not too reformed, I hope."

"Crime doesn't pay--except when it's within the law. That's the chief thing I learned."

"Even then it doesn't pay," he said moodily. "Except in money, of course. But what's the use of money?"

* * * * *

There wasn't anything to say to that. I said, probing delicately, "I figured you were loaded.

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.05.10
Sardo Weems
****.

Maxwell's Demons, that is. Satirical story of an almost competent scientist who manages to create and nearly control small molecules that can selectively filter gold from water, etc. Except the things can replicate.

Good story of an experiment gone wrong.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Kat Flannery
Kat Flannery is a bestselling author with a deep love for history. As our Author of the Day, Flannery reveals how much research her book, Lakota Honor, required to get the history right, how the main villain in the story ended up as a hero and talks about her writing habits.
Read full interview...