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General Carpenter read the reports and fired him. "Pity," said General Carpenter,
"is the first ingredient of civilization. Send me a Surgeon General." A Surgeon
General was delivered. He could not break the fury of St. Albans and General
Carpenter broke him. But by this time Ward T was being mentioned in the
dispatches. "Send me," General Carpenter said, "the expert in charge of Ward T."
St. Albans sent a doctor, Captain Edsel Dimmock. He was a stout young man,
already bald, ...
"You keep Ward T locked?" "Yes, sir." "Why?" "To keep the patients in, General
Carpenter." "Keep 'em in? What d'you mean? Are they trying to get out? They
violent, or something?" "No, sir. Not violent." "Dimmock, I don't like your attitude.
You're acting damned sneaky and evasive. And Til tell you something else I don't
like. That T classification. I checked with a Filing Expert from the Medical Corps
and there is no T classification. What the hell are you up to at St. Albans?" "W-
well, sir .
So there they sat in General Carpenter's office, PFC Nathan Riley, M/Sgt Lela
Machan, and Corp/2 George Hanmer. They were in their hospital grays. They
were torpid with sodium thiomorphate. The office had been cleared and it blazed
with light. Present were experts from Espionage, Counter-Espionage, Security
and Central Intelligence. When Captain Edsel Dimmock saw the steel-faced
ruthless squad awaiting the patients and himself, he started. General Carpenter
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Some of these tales have been anthologized time and again, but all are worth reading. Some are twisty fables akin to episodes of Twilight Zone, others are extended jokes, and a few are prescient ... Read full review
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You'd be better off with another Bester collection though this has many good stories. I'll mention to not found in Bester's Starlight collection. “The Roller Coaster” -- This creepy story reminds me ... Read full review
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