This is Klon Calling

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Published: 1953
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,727 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 913
Added to site: 2009.05.25
mnybks.net#: 24273
Origin: gutenberg.org

One sure way to live dangerously is to become a practical joker. Should you have any doubts about it you might ask Professor Dane.

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one thing you got a few easy credits and for another you were entertained--without letup--by Professor Lyman Dane's celebrated wit.

Take the time he was illustrating terminal velocity. He jumped out of the open third story window, horrifying the class, until they learned he'd rigged a canvas life net on the floor below. Or the time he let a mouse loose among the female students to illustrate chain reaction. Or the afternoon he played boogie-woogie on the Huyler Memorial Carillon.

"The absorption of knowledge," he used to say, "increases in direct proportion to the sense of humor--the belly laugh, measured in decibels, being constant."

He could say a thing like that and make it sound funnier than anybody else could. It was partly the way he looked--tall and mournful and sly, with wispy hair that had once been blond, drooping like a tired willow over his forehead.

But for all his vaudeville tactics he was by no means a second-rate scientist. Which was why he had gained his position at Southwestern Tech in the first place. He refused to work directly for the government (no sense of humor, ju

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Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2013.04.30
Sardo Weems
**...

Professor Dane consulted with the Air Force and loved a practical joke. When the FBI, alarmed by recent flying saucers, asked to wiretap his phone (it's okay, I didn't understand why either,) he thought he'd play a joke on a friend.

Nothing much in the way of characters in this story, and the plot can only lead to one conclusion. Just a pulp entertainment.


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