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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Hanging by a Thread Author: Gordon Randall Garrett Illustrator: Douglas Release Date: October 21, 2009 [EBook #30308] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK HANGING BY A THREAD *** Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Greg Weeks, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net Transcriber’s Note: This etext was produced from Analog Science Fact & Fiction August 1961. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S.
copyright on this publication was renewed. HANGING BY A THREAD By DAVID GORDON _It’s seldom that the fate of a shipful of men literally hangs by a thread--but it’s also seldom that a device, every part of which has been thoroughly tested, won’t work...._ Illustrated by Douglas * * * * * Jayjay Kelvin was sitting in the lounge of the interplanetary cargo vessel _Persephone_, his feet propped up on the low table in front of the couch, and his attention focused almost totally on the small book he was reading.
The lounge itself was cozily small; the _Persephone_ had not been designed as a passenger vessel, and the two passengers she was carrying at the time had been taken on as an accommodation rather than as a money-making proposition.
On the other hand, the _Persephone_ and other ships like her were the only method of getting to where Jayjay Kelvin wanted to go; there were no regular passenger Sun Apr 02 16:37:21 2017 2 runs to Pluto.
It’s hardly the vacation spot of the Solar System. On the other side of the table, Jeffry Hull was working industriously with pencil and paper.
Jayjay kept his nose bu...





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