Russel Eric Frank - Wasp


Author : Russel Eric Frank
Title : Wasp
Year : 1957

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Chapter I. HE AMBLED INTO the room, sat in the indicated chair and said nothing. The baffled expression had been on his face quite a time and he was getting a bit tired of wearing it. The big fellow who had brought him all the way from Alaska now departed, silently closing the door and leaving him alone with the man contemplating him from behind the desk. A small plaque informed that this character's name was William Wolf. It was inappropriate: he looked more like a bull moose. Wolf said in hard, even tones, "Mr. Mowry, you are entitled to an explanation." A pause, followed by, "You will get one." Then he stared unblinkingly at his listener. For a long-drawn minute James Mowry suffered the intent scrutiny before he asked, "When?" "Soon." With that, Wolf went on staring at him. The gaze was unpleasantly piercing, analytical, and the face around it was about as warm and expressive as a lump of hard rock. "Mind standing up?" Mowry stood up. "Turn around." He rotated, looking bored. "Walk to and fro across the room." He walked. "Tsk-tsk!" grunted Wolf in a way that indicated neither pleasure nor pain. "I assure you, Mr. Mowry, that I am quite serious when I ask you to oblige by walking bow-legged." ...

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