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The Glory of Ippling

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Author: Helen M. Urban
Published: 1962
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,619 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,167
Added to site: 2007.10.25 18697

He brought them life and hope.Why wouldn't the fools take it from him?

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d the glory of Ippling that can be yours!" He held onto the halo, trying to get them to follow the symbolism. "Look upwards!" He screamed at them, but they watched the brush fire that swept the hill top. It was a goodie. It would wipe out a number of homes.

He grabbed a boy by the arm and demanded, "Look at the Ipplinger starship. Behold the glory of Ippling!"

The ten-year-old sneered. "Yah! That's the new 1993 Lockheed X69-P37 experimental ship. I got a model last week."

"No, no, lad! The Ipplinger starship, come to Earth to bring the blessings of Ippling's culture to this backwards planet. Ippling will save you from wars and ills, from poverty and hatred. Ippling will be your destiny. Follow me, Boswellister! Ippling will lead you to the stars! Glory for all!" Boswellister patted the boy on the head.

"Keep your hands off me, you big stiff!"

Boswellister gulped and pointed upwards. "See the Ipplinger starship!"

"Aah! Shuddup!"

His mother jerked his arm in repr

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 1.5 from 2 reviews: **
JoJo Biggins

Candidate for the worst story on this site. You will be disappointed if you read it.

Sardo Weems

The hapless alien who has decided that he will rule the Earth has a hell of a time getting people to hear his message because they keep getting distracted. The story is slightly humorous, but ultimately lightweight--like eating a big bowl of whipped cream.



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