By L. Ron Hubbard
Meet Chuck Lambert, who, even though no longer precisely a idiot, is to blame of letting his mind's eye get the simplest of his wits. that is simply because our younger, naive Lambert wishes his personal planet. yet instead of buy one legally from the internal division of the Outer Galactic regulate, 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 won't relatively correct, a planet the place one cannot sit simply because there is something the problem with its subject. 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 eventually purchase a planet of his personal.
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We really do have a flying dog. ” “Drink up,” said Mallory. ” “When you and I were with Blanding on the Golden Lion, you were dead serious about all this. You yourself said one night that Man’s only salvation lay in the stars. ” “Sven,” said Mallory, “just what did your expeditions prove that hadn’t been proved already? Nobody on the whole planet is going to sail oﬀ and stake out a homestead on Lincoln of Alpha Centauri. ” “Speaking of fun,” said Sven, “where have you been in the last ten years?
32 But whatever happened to Conroy, he was always the victor, always the hero, always loaded with the favors of damsel and king and Conroy always said so. ♦ L. ” boomed Mallory. “And while it is true that she had three heads, Conroy knew instantly that three heads are better than one and . . ” “Hello, Fitz,” said Durlinger. He was a small man, the navigator and chief pilot of the Allied Survey Expeditions. ” “Not at all! Come over here and have a drink. Boy, go find Mr. Durlinger a drink. ” Sven nodded.
Chuck made her understand, amid many “oofs,” that nothing untoward was intended. His eﬀorts to communicate the facts by signs, that he was the owner of this planet and that these people were his subjects were received round-eyed and interpreted in some outlandish fashion he was never to know. After a while she finally took him to the village center 17 ♦ L. RON HUBBARD ♦ where a bucket of water stood beside a big stone square and Chuck sat down. He knew he couldn’t drink the water but he wanted to appear mild and tractable, the way a true planet owner should.