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Suppose she beat Earl at chess, could she make marriage the forfeit? Hardly.
Earl would be too sly and dishonorable to pay up. It was necessary to make him
want to marry her, and that would entail making herself desirable in his eyes,
Earl might not have contented himself with the protection of a secret electric lock.
Five minutes passed. Mrs. Clara's personal maid passed by, a globular little
Chinese, eyes like two shiny black beetles, but no one else. Jean pushed herself
She found photographs of Earl's everyday life, together with his weight, height
and girth measurement in crabbed handwriting, and each picture bore a colored
star, a colored square and either a red or blue disk. By this time Jean knew the ...
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This is a collection of Jack Vance's short stories written between 1952 and 1973. Jack Vance illustrates that the great thing about Science Fiction is its ability to detach our minds from current ... Read full review