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Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

by Dick Purcell

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim— Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

Shepherd of the Planets

by Alan Mattox

Renner had a purpose in life. And the Purpose in Life had Renner.

Celebrity

by James McKimmey

Sound the fanfare! Beat the drums! Shout hosannas! Here he comes.... CELEBRITY

The Indulgence of Negu Mah

Turnover Point

by Alfred Coppel

Every era in history has had its Pop Ganlon's. Along in years and not successful and not caring much anyway. A matter of living out their years, following an obscure path to oblivion. It was that way in ancient...

New Apples in the Garden

by Kris Ottman Neville

Some problems are perfectly predictable—yet not in the sense that allows a preprogrammed machine to handle them— New Apples in the Garden.

The Diamond Lens

The Pension Beaurepas

Greville Fane

The Patagonia

Sir Dominick Ferrand

The Mississippi Saucer

by Frank Belknap Long

Something of the wonder that must have come to men seeking magic in the sky in days long vanished.

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

The Jolly Corner

The Chaperon

Half Portions

by Edna Ferber

A collection of 9 short stories.

Confidence Game

by James McKimmey

Cutter demanded more and more and more efficiency—and got it! But, as in anything, enough is enough, and too much is …

Question of Comfort

by Les Collins

The Gravity Gang was a group of geniuses--devoting its brilliance to creating a realistic Solar System for Disneyland. That was the story, anyway. No one would have believed all that stuff about cops and robbers...

The Lost Kafoozalum

by Pauline Ashwell

One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it ... he can't do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents....