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Title: Valley of Dreams Author: Stanley Grauman Weinbaum Release Date: August 11, 2007 [EBook #22301] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK VALLEY OF DREAMS *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Pat A.
Benoy and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net +--------------------------------------------------------------+ | | | Transcriber’s Note: | | | | This etext of Valley of Dreams by Stanley G.
Weinbaum was | | produced from -A Martian Odyssey and Others- published in | | 1949.
Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that | | the U.S.
copyright on this publication was renewed. | | | +--------------------------------------------------------------+ * * * * * VALLEY OF DREAMS Captain Harrison of the _Ares_ expedition turned away from the little telescope in the bow of the rocket.
-Two weeks more, at the most,- he remarked.
-Mars only retrogrades for seventy days in all, relative to the earth, and we’ve got to be homeward bound during that period, or wait a year and a half for old Mother Earth to go around the sun and catch up with us again.
How’d you like to spend a winter here?- Dick Jarvis, chemist of the party, shivered as he looked up from his notebook.
-I’d just as soon spend it in a liquid air tank!- he averred. -These eighty-below zero summer nights are plenty for me.- -Well,- mused the captain, -the first successful Martian expedition ought to be home long before then.- -Successful if we get home,- corrected Jarvis.
-I don’t trust these cranky rockets--not since the auxiliary dumped me in the middle of Thyle last week.
Walki...





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