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The Last Straw

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Published: 1963
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,155 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,032
Added to site: 2009.12.24 26106

Some hypotheses are rational—if not logical—but,by their nature,aren't exactly opento controlled experiment!

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y own expense because I feel that I have to. I'm not satisfied. There has to be an answer!"

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Brogan turned the emotion away from himself with professional skill. "Bob, look," he said, addressing Kessler by his given name for the first time during their interview, "I'm not criticizing you personally for a second. And that's not why I asked you to stop by. I asked you to come over and see me as a favor. You're not working for me and I don't pretend to be in any position of authority as far as your investigation goes. I asked you here because I'm deeply concerned myself about these accidents and I wanted to know if you could enlighten me in any way. May I say one personal thing though? Aren't you getting emotionally involved in this?"

"Of course I'm emotionally involved!" Kessler burst out. "I'm sorry, George." He passed his hand over his face and went on in a lower voice. "It's just that I've been eating, breathing, sleeping, dreaming this thing for the last six months. I feel as t

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
JoJo Biggins

A great build-up to a terrible ending. The author concludes that a plane crash took place because everyone on board was coincidentally accident prone. Unbelievable and a big let-down.

Lisa Carr

The investigator of a plane crash and a senator discuss the inconclusive findings of the report. After 6 months of sifting the evidence, all anyone can say is that nothing was wrong. But it crashed. The last person to be interviewed wasn't a witness and hadn't even seen the passenger she knew for 20 years.
Everyone important in the story is male, with the exception of the investigator's wife. The details of the flight were starting to get tedious, but it's an okay story.



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