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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Student Body, by Floyd L. Wallace This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Student Body Author: Floyd L. Wallace Illustrator: William Ashman Release Date: March 29, 2010 [EBook #31815] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STUDENT BODY *** Produced by Sankar Viswanathan, Robert Cicconetti, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Transcriber's Note: This etext was produced from the March 1953 issue of Galaxy. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. STUDENT BODY By F. L. WALLACE Illustrated by ASHMAN _When a really infallible scientific bureau makes a drastically serious error, the data must be wrong ... but wrong in what way?_ * * * * * The first morning that they were fully committed to the planet, the executive officer stepped out of the ship. It was not quite dawn. Executive Hafner squinted in the early light; his eyes opened wider, and he promptly went back inside. Three minutes later, he reappeared with the biologist in tow. "Last night you said there was nothing dangerous," said the executive. "Do you still think it's so?" Dano Marin stared. "I do." What his voice lacked in conviction, it made up in embarrassment. He laughed uncertainly. "This is no laughing matter. I'll talk to you later." The biologist stood by the ship and watched as the executive walked to the row of sleeping colonists. "Mrs. Athyl," said the executive as he stopped beside the sleeping figure. She yawned, rubbed her eyes, rolled over, and stood up. The covering that should have been there, however, wasn't. Neither was the garment she had on when she had gone to sleep. She assumed the conventional position of a woman who is astonished to find herself unclad without her knowledge or consent. [Illustration] "It's all right, Mrs. Athyl. I'm not a voyeur myself. Still, I think you should get some clothing on." Mo
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