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Sat Apr 01 05:54:45 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Toy Shop, by Henry Maxwell Dempsey 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 Title: Toy Shop Author: Henry Maxwell Dempsey Illustrator: Brey Release Date: October 12, 2007 [EBook #22966] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TOY SHOP *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at [Illustration: TOY] The gadget was strictly, beyond any question, a toy. Not a real, workable device. Except for the way it could work under a man’s mental skin.... BY HARRY HARRISON [Illustration: SHOP] Because there were few adults in the crowd, and Colonel -Biff- Hawton stood over six feet tall, he could see every detail of the demonstration.
The children--and most of the parents--gaped in wide-eyed wonder.
Biff Hawton was too sophisticated to be awed.
He stayed on because he wanted to find out what the trick was that made the gadget work. -It’s all explained right here in your instruction book,- the demonstrator said, holding up a garishly printed booklet opened to a four-color diagram.
-You all know how magnets pick up things and I bet you even know that the earth itself is one great big magnet--that’s why compasses always point north.
Well ...
the Atomic Wonder Space Wave Tapper hangs onto those space waves.
Invisibly all about us, and even going right through us, are the magnetic waves of the earth.
The Atomic Wonder rides these waves just the way a ship rides the waves in the ocean.
Now watch....- Every eye was on him as he put the gaudy model rocketship on top of the table and stepped back.
It was made of stamped metal and seemed as Sat Apr 01 05:54:45 2017 2 incapable of flying as a can of ...


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