By L. Ron Hubbard
Meet Chuck Lambert, who, even though no longer precisely a idiot, is in charge of letting his mind's eye get the simplest of his wits. that is simply because our younger, naive Lambert desires his personal planet. yet instead of buy one legally from the internal division of the Outer Galactic keep watch over, he quickly succumbs to the flashy advertisements of an unsavory galactic swindler named Madman Murphy & the purported King of Planetary Realtors. What Madman is the king of, is promoting the unwary a planet that may not really correct, a planet the place one cannot take a seat simply because there is something the problem with its topic. and that is precisely what turns into the problem for our unfortunate voyager, after Chuck toils for 11 grueling years to scrape jointly sufficient funds to ultimately purchase a planet of his personal.
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Mallory, you’ve put back space travel fifty years. Every new thing that comes in, somebody will snort and say that Conroy should have found it. It’s very diﬃcult to bring people to realize just what a spanking big Universe that is out there and how many various things there are in it. They were laughing already without the help from your Conroy. We have a flying dog—” The whole crowd laughed. Sven shrugged. “You see. Even 34 ♦ THE CONROY DIAR Y ♦ you salty characters are ready to classify straight out of that confounded diary.
Mr. ” “We have received secret information from an anonymous but identifiable source to the eﬀect that your income during the past year was more than a million dollars. ” “Yes, that is the case. ” Mallory seemed to deflate. He looked very sad. “I shall have to get my books. It will take me almost a week. ” Fitz went out and found the street jammed. Cameras flashed, people cheered. Reporters tried to learn something. 40 ♦ THE CONROY DIAR Y ♦ Mallory pulled out a tin cup and a pair of dark glasses and sat down on the steps, putting up a sign, “I got to pay a tax.
It was the third of May of that memorable year. There had been murders and robberies and a senator slain in a love nest but the headlines all talked about Fitz Mallory and the government. “WORLD’S GREATEST LIAR BAFFLING GOVERNMENT” is a sample of these scareheads. If war had been declared, no greater stir would have been made. Everybody waited to hear about this one. The papers repeated past exploits, including the 39 ♦ L. RON HUBBARD ♦ latest, a fiasco wherein Fitz had been exhibiting the largest dwarf ever caught on Flub-Mub of the Sambo System, a person some eight feet tall, known to anyone who had ever seen a jungle motion picture as Sam Casper of Sioux Falls.
A Matter of Matter (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard