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Wed Apr 05 04:12:59 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Worlds of If, by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum 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: The Worlds of If Author: Stanley Grauman Weinbaum Release Date: October 5, 2007 [EBook #22890] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE WORLDS OF IF *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net Transcriber’s Note: This etext was produced from _A Martian Odyssey and Others_ published in 1949.
Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S.
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Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note. THE WORLDS OF IF I stopped on the way to the Staten Island Airport to call up, and that was a mistake, doubtless, since I had a chance of making it otherwise. But the office was affable.
-We’ll hold the ship five minutes for you,- the clerk said.
-That’s the best we can do.- So I rushed back to my taxi and we spun off to the third level and sped across the Staten bridge like a comet treading a steel rainbow.
I had to be in Moscow by evening, by eight o’clock, in fact, for the opening of bids on the Ural Tunnel.
The Government required the personal presence of an agent of each bidder, but the firm should have known better than to send me, Dixon Wells, even though the N.
J.
Wells Corporation is, so to speak, my father.
I have a--well, an undeserved reputation for being late to everything; something always comes up to prevent me from getting anywhere on time.
It’s never my fault; this time it was a chance encounter with my old physics professor, old Haskel van Manderpootz.
I couldn’t very well just say hello and good...





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