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Trees Are Where You Find Them

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Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,671 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 862
Added to site: 2009.09.18
mnybks.net#: 25303
Origin: gutenberg.org

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

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y anything. The show was one of these scientific things, and when Doc began to cackle it was showing some men getting out of a rocket ship on Mars and running over to look at some trees.

Rusty, who's top choker setter in our logging outfit, was trying to see Doc's point. He can snare logs with a hunk of steel cable faster than anyone I know, but he's never had much schooling. He turned to Doc. "I don't get it, Doc," he said. "What's the deal?"

Doc kept chuckling. "It's them trees," he said. "There's no trees like that on Mars."

"Oh," said Rusty.

I suppose it was just chance that Burt Holden was sitting behind us and heard the talk. Burt is one of the newcomers. He'd come down from Grants Pass and started a big lumber mill and logging outfit, and was trying to freeze out

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2013.11.15
Paulo Respighi
***..

Unprincipled mill owners are moving into the logging lands of Southern Oregon. Nothing seems to stop the despoiling. But Doc Yoris, with his exhaustive (if delusional) knowledge of Mars, gets an idea.

Some nice characterizations and description in an otherwise pretty plain story.


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