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Tue Apr 04 21:31:39 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Loot of the Void, by Edwin K.
Sloat This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
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: Loot of the Void Author: Edwin K.
Sloat Release Date: July 19, 2009 [EBook #29457] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LOOT OF THE VOID *** 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 Astounding Stories September 1932. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S.
copyright on this publication was renewed. Loot of the Void By Edwin K.
Sloat * * * * * [Sidenote: Into the Trap-Door City of great spiders goes Penrun after the hidden plunder of the space-pirate Halkon.] Dick Penrun glanced up incredulously. -Why, that’s impossible; you would have to be two hundred years old!- he exclaimed. Lozzo nervously ran a hand through his white mop of hair. -But it is true, Sirro,- he assured his companion.
-We Martians sometimes live three centuries.
You should know that I am only a hundred and seventy-five, and I do not lie when I say I was a cabin boy under Captain Halkon.- [Illustration: _Down from the pinnacle of rock streaked a gigantic spider._] Tue Apr 04 21:31:39 2017 2 His voice sank to a whisper, and he glanced apprehensively about the buffet of the _Western Star_ which was due now in three days at the Martian city of Nurm.
Penrun’s eyes followed his anxious glances curiously.
The buffet was partly filled with passengers, smoking, gossiping women, and men at cards, or throwing dice in the Martian gambling game of _diklo_, which was the universal fad of the moment. No place could have been safer, Penrun reflected.
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