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Tue Apr 04 21:31:42 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Space Rover, 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: The Space Rover Author: Edwin K.
Sloat Release Date: August 15, 2009 [EBook #29702] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE SPACE ROVER *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Mary Meehan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net The Space Rover By Edwin K.
Sloat [Transcriber’s note: This etext was produced from Astounding Stories February 1932.
Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S.
copyright on this publication was renewed.] Young Winford heads a desperate escape from the prison mines of Mercury. [Illustration: _Winford leaped out into space along the cable._] Evan Winford leaned wearily against the controls of the little space sphere, and stared out of the window at the planet, Mercury, which lay a million miles sunward.
Fail now? He gritted his teeth.
No! He would wrench victory from Fate after all, even though at this moment mine guards must be searching the nearby mountains, for him and his companions, and a warning was being broadcast to all the planets and space ships to watch the little prison tender ship, the one that was used to transfer prisoners from liners out in space to Mercury and its Interplanetary Council prison mines to which all who were sentenced came on one-way tickets only.
This was the first time, Winford reflected grimly, that the sphere had ever carried outbound passengers. A long, quavering wail sounded from the hold below.
Winford scowled. That fellow, Agar, again.
Too bad, for he was unquestionably an engineering genius and thoroughly dependable when he didn’t get one of his spells and imagine he...





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