By L. Ron Hubbard
Meet Chuck Lambert, who, even though now not precisely a idiot, is accountable of letting his mind's eye get the simplest of his wits. that is simply because our younger, naive Lambert desires his personal planet. yet instead of buy one legally from the internal division of the Outer Galactic keep watch over, 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 take a seat 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 adequate cash to ultimately purchase a planet of his personal.
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Chuck stood there and thought about it. Then he raced back to the ship, leaving the girl where she was, and returned carrying whatever was of weight he had been able to grab. He went to work. Two months later, Chuck Lambert sat behind a big desk in the Universe Building in New York City. The newspaper reporters even were awed by the proportions of this oﬃce and the scientists and businessmen present were very polite. Chuck had his feet up and sat mostly on the back of his neck. 23 ♦ L. RON HUBBARD ♦ “Boys,” he said, “you’ve got all the story there.
Come home. Mallory. S. ” This was in reverse as it would be addressed to some star. ” And the Collector of Internal Revenue kept replying, “Yes. Unless . ” The week was finally at end. Fitz Mallory delivered himself up. Solemnly he placed a dozen ledgers on the desk of the collector and sank wearily down. Reporters had been admitted at Mallory’s request. “This is no sideshow,” warned the collector. “I am sick of this buﬀoonery. I do not care a straw about popular opinion. ” This, delivered to the reporters, was properly noted.
The following was, “Ransom 41 ♦ L. RON HUBBARD ♦ of Miss Geeber, cut price, to her friends on Kaledon—price cut for certain considerations, $1,000,000. ” The collector slammed the ledger to the floor. “I have been used long enough for publicity to sell books! These are no accounts. You have no sense of decency! Mr. Mallory, I cannot permit this to continue. Produce your sources of revenue—” There was a slight commotion at the door and a man walked in. He was clad in a tattered spaceman’s coat and belted about with a scratched stomach protector.
A Matter of Matter (Stories from the Golden Age) by L. Ron Hubbard