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The 4-D Doodler

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Author: Graph Waldeyer
Published: 1941
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,413 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 13,979
Added to site: 2007.08.04 17827

Do you believe, Professor Gault, that this four dimensional plane contains life--intelligent life?

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He stared blankly at Harper, then his hands slowly came up to clutch at his stomach.

Harper looked quickly at the desk top.

"The other orange," he gasped. "It's gone!"

"Into--my--stomach!" groaned Pillbot. "Be--be careful what you do! My God, don't do anything. Don't even think. This--this four dimensional creature will surely imitate whatever you do in some weird manner."

Rubbing his stomach, Pillbot glanced about at the various articles of furniture. He blanched. "I wouldn't want any of that stuff inside of me," he yammered.

Harper flicked a despairing glance at the half-body, now gliding along in the vicinity of the paper cutout.

"We--we must do something to get the Professor back," he said worriedly.

* * * * *

He thought incongruously of a restaurant where he used to order lemon pie--and invariably get apple. Finally he found that he could get lemon by ordering peach. Now the problem was, what did he have to "order" to get his employer extricated fro

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****
Sardo Weems

Two mathmaticians and a psychologist attract the attention of a fourth dimensional being. In it's way, the story is as interesting as Edwin Abbott's Flatland. A fun read.


Quite an interesting story when it comes to light reading. The style is rather clunky at times, and it seems to wrap up too quickly, but the descriptions are inspired. For being as short as it is, though, it's rather nice.

Gabe perry

This is a very interesting short story about the forth demotion. Even though it was written in 1941 it has some plosable ideas in it. I hope you will enjoy this story as much as I have



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