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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

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THE VARIATION OF

ANIMALS AND PLANTS

UNDER DOMESTICATION

BY

CHARLES DARWIN, M.A., F.R.S., ETC.

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME I.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

During the seven years which have elapsed since the publication in 1868 of the first edition of this Work, I have continued to attend to the same subjects, as far as lay in my power; and I have thus accumulated a large body of additional facts, chiefly through the kindness of many correspondents. Of these facts I have been able here to use only those which seemed to me the more important. I have omitted ...

Zero Hour

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ZERO HOUR

by Alexander Blade

By accident Bobby discovered the rocket was about to be shot to the Moon. Naturally he wanted to go along. But could he smuggle himself aboard?

Illustrated by Lloyd Rognan

Dad had already gone when Bobby got up. This disappointed Bobby a little but then he remembered this was the big day . Naturally Dad would get over to the project early. And at four o'clock Bobby shivered deliciously at the thought of it.

He ate his breakfast in silence with...

A World Called Crimson

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There was a boy and a girl and a strange new planet; the planet was alive with hideous dangers. But the boy and girl were very young and all Robin wanted to know was: "Who stole my doll?"

A WORLD CALLED CRIMSON

By DARIUS JOHN GRANGER

When the starship Star of Fire collided with a meteor swarm six parsecs stellar north of the galactic hub in the year A.D. 2278, it lost its atmosphere within forty five minutes. At first it was thought that every man, woman and child of the four thousand, one hundred and sixty six abo...

The Circuit Riders –by: R. C. FitzPatrick

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THE CIRCUIT RIDERS

On the Board, they were just little lights that glowed. But out there in the night of the city jungle, they represented human passions virulent emotions and deadly crimes to be ...

by R. C. FitzPatrick

Illustrated by Schoenherr

He was an old man and very drunk. Very drunk or very sick. It was the middle of the day and the day was hot, but the old man had on a suit, and a sweater under the suit. He stopped walking and stood still, swaying gently on widespread legs, and tried to focus his eyes. He lived...

The Ideal

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from A Martian Odyssey and Others published in 1949. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.

THE IDEAL

"This," said the Franciscan, "is my Automaton, who at the proper time will speak, answer whatsoever question I may ask, and reveal all secret knowledge to me." He smiled as he laid his hand affectionately on the iron skull that topped the pedesta...

Double Take

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The barn turned out to be a spaceship in disguise, and that was only the beginning. Before his strange adventure ended, young Paul Asher found himself going around in circles very peculiar circles indeed!

DOUBLE TAKE

By Richard Wilson

Illustrated by Paul Orban

Paul Asher, 27, men's furnishings buyer, leaned back and let the cloth band be fastened across his chest, just under his armpits. He adjusted his heavy spectacles, closed his eyes for a moment, breathed deeply, and was off.

The semi darkness was disp...

The Man Who Played to Lose

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Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Analog Science Fact & Fiction October 1961. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

THE

MAN WHO

PLAYED TO LOSE

By LARRY M. HARRIS

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to lose. The cholera germ, for instance, asks nothing better than that it be swall...

The Measure of a Man

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THE MEASURE OF A MAN

by

RANDALL GARRETT

Illustrated by Martinez

What is desirable is not always necessary, while that which is necessary may be most undesirable. Perhaps the measure of a man is the ability to tell one from the other ... and act on it.

Alfred Pendray pushed himself along the corridor of the battleship Shane , holding the flashlight in one hand and using the other hand and his good leg to guide and propel himself by. The beam of the torch reflected queerly from the pastel green walls of the corridor, givin...

Next Door, Next World

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NEXT DOOR, NEXT WORLD

By ROBERT DONALD LOCKE

Almost any phenomenon can be used or act for good or ill. Mutation usually brings ill but it also brings greatness. Change can go any direction.

Illustrated by Douglas

Hungrily, the cradled vessel's great steel nose pointed up to the distant stars. She was the Cosmos XII , newest and sleekest of the Space Service's rapidly expanding wing of interstellar scout ships, and she was now ready for operational work.

Major Lance Cooper, a big man with space tanne...

Hail to the Chief

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HAIL TO THE CHIEF

BY SAM AND JANET ARGO A great politician need not be a statesman ... but it is inherently futile to be a great statesman, and no politician. Except, of course, for a miracle ...

The tumult in Convention Hall was a hurricane of sound that lashed at a sea of human beings that surged and...

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