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A Matter Of Proportion

Auhtor: Anne Walker

Language: english
Published: 1959

Genres:

short story,  science fiction,  post 1930
Downloads: 219
eBook size: 58Kb

Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Matter Of Proportion':

In order to make a man stop you must convince him that its impossible to go on. Some people though just cant be convinced.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Matter Of Proportion':


... to take on-spray guns, cold, and all. We wanted to set the mine so the wreckage would clobber a trail below, one like they'd built in Burma and Japan, ...
... in the mingled glare and black. His heart hadn't even speeded up beyond what was required by exertion. The train roared around a shoulder and onto the ...
... at a string of feeble lights threading the bottom. There's the flywalk, Willie. They know their stuff. But we'll get it. Then, as the caboose careened over ...
... The flame sank to a spark as he focused, but it never blinked out. This was not the anticipated, warded danger, but the trick punch from nowhere. This ...
... killing, but to the big music and stars over the gorge? But in the Corps, we don't ask questions and, above all, never eavesdrop on ICEG. Young ...
... get used to it. Well, how did you get used to it? Were you a mountaineer or an acrobat? In a way, both. Clyde smiled again, a trifle bitterly and switched ...
... Which didn't lull my curiosity any. Into Clyde's past I was sworn not to pry. We were training for our next assignment, when word came through of the ...
... it's marvelous, not horrible. But- By curiosity, I know a bit about such things. A big surgery journal, back in the '40s, had published a visionary ...
... cell masses, just bundles of fibers running up and down. Almost all the nerves come off below that point and the few that don't can be spliced together, ...
... the decency to volunteer as medical orderly. But he got conscripted by a bomb that took a corner off the hospital and one off his head. They got him ...
... Like to hear it? I said what anyone would, and steered him back to quarters before he'd think better of it. This would be something! On the way, ...
... just the man to see through or call help to get him to HQ-and have Filipson bark, Man, you can't even make it across town on your own power because ...
... could hardly believe his luck. No car was yet parked in front of the building, and the walk was scraped clean and salted to kill the still falling flakes. ...
... But even Out Yonder, you'd cut corners in emergency. It was all such a comfortable Out, he relaxed. And, relaxing, saw his alternative. He was driving ...
... did it on stilts that began, not at your heels, at your hips. Add the hazard of Helpful Hosea: Here, lemme giveya hand, Mac!, grabbing the key arm, ...
... end at the bottom in a burlesque clutter of chrom-alum splints and sticks, with maybe a broken bone to clinch the decision. For some men, death is literally ...
... his broom a little closer to the wall. His muscles began to wobble and waver: in his proportions, he'd made two-hundred feet of almost vertical ascent. But, ...
... and got just the right sliding purchase on the wall, and the snow didn't give underfoot or undercane. And if it didn't work-it didn't work. Beyond the ...
... arrival of the computer. The general said only, if tartly, Oh yes, major, come in. You're late, a'n't you? It's still icy, said ...
... And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner. Jim Harmon The Last Place on Earth Naturally an undertaker will get the last word. But ...