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Astounding Stories of Super-Science, January 1931

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1931
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,323 / 238 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 5,226
Added to site: 2009.10.05
mnybks.net#: 25465
Origin: gutenberg.org

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in acknowledgment of our greetings. I have never observed a more courteous nor a more courtly people than the Antrians; their manners are as beautiful as their faces.

Last of all, their spokesman introduced himself. Bori Tulber, he was called, and he had the honor of being master of the Council--the chief executive of Antri.

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When the introductions had been completed, the committee led our little party to a small, cylindrical elevator which dropped us, swiftly and silently, on a cushion of air, to the street level of the great building. Across a wide, gleaming corridor our conductors led us, and stood aside before a massive portal through which ten men might have walked abreast.

We found ourselves in a great chamber with a vaulted ceiling of bright, gleaming metal. At the far end of the room was an elevated rostrum, flanked on either side by huge, intricate masses of statuary, of some creamy, translucent stone that glowed as with some inner light. Semicircular rows of sea

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