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Star Mother

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Author: Robert F. Young
Published: 1959
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,853 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,347
Added to site: 2008.10.22 22444

A touching story of the most enduring love in all eternity.

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round the world on a celestial carousel, encased in an airtight metal capsule in an airtight metal chariot ...

Why don't they leave the stars alone? she thought. Why don't they leave the stars to God?

* * * * *

The general's second telegram came early the next morning: Explorer XII doing splendidly. Expect to bring your son down sometime tomorrow.

She went about her work as usual, collecting the eggs and allocating them in their cardboard boxes, then setting off in the station wagon on her Tuesday morning run. She had expected a deluge of questions from her customers. She was not disappointed. "Is Terry really way up there all alone, Martha?" "Aren't you scared, Martha?" "I do hope they can get him bac

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
Sardo Weems

A mother's meditation on watching her son's space capsule circle the earth. Nothing earth-shaking.



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