No Pets Allowed

No Pets Allowed

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No Pets Allowed by Monette A. Cummings

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1957

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No Pets Allowed

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He didn't know how he could have stood the four months there alone. She was company and one could talk to her ...

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sn't seem to be a thing he can do," the Chief went on. "Actually, his intelligence seems to be no greater than that which we believe our ancestors had, back in the twentieth century."

"As bad as that?" observed one of the council members. "You do have a problem."

"But we must find something for him to do," said another. "We can't have an idle person in the State. It's unthinkable."

"But what?" asked the Chief. "He's utterly incapable of running any of the machines. I've tried to teach him. The only things he can do, are already being done much better by robots."

There was a long silence, broken at last by one little, old council member.

"I have it," he cried. "The very thing. We'll make him guard of the Treasure."

"But there's no need of a guard. No one will touch the Treasure without permission. We haven't had a dishonest person in the State for more than three thousand

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This is sort of a \"cutesy\" story, but isn\'t quite as daft as most. The ending is fairly predictable, but again, is handled a little better than most stories of its ilk.

A man trying his best to do a good job inadvertently thwarts evil - or at least his pet does.
A man is sent to guard an unnamed un-described “Treasure”. He is lonely and obtains a pet that he nurtures and talks to. This inimical pet consumes someone who tries to steal the treasure and the man wonders whether he will be next on the menu.
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Interesting. I do wish it had been longer, but it certainly catches your attention and keeps it! I enjoyed it very much.
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