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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Rich Living, by Michael Cathal 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.net Title: Rich Living Author: Michael Cathal Illustrator: Mel Hunter Release Date: May 27, 2010 [EBook #32550] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK RICH LIVING *** Produced by Greg Weeks, Mary Meehan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Rich Living By MICHAEL CATHAL Illustrated by MEL HUNTER [Transcriber Note: This etext was produced from Galaxy Science Fiction February 1955. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.] [Sidenote: No other planet in the entire Galaxy was at all like Rejuvenal ... it was the only world worth one's whole fortune for a short visit!] Curtis Delman was the last to leave the space liner. It was only when the Captain entered that he ceased dictating and put down the microphone. Then, with the clumsy deliberation of the aged, he pressed home the lid of the recorder and turned the key in the lock. There was almost a mile of fine wire in that box--a mile of detailed instruction, compiled over the past four days. For a centenarian, his energy was prodigious. The Captain stood respectfully by the door, waiting to be noticed. Delman beckoned him into the suite. Hat in hand, the Captain walked over to the desk. "I thought you'd like to know, sir, the rest of the passengers have disembarked." He spoke with deference. "Good," said Delman. "I shan't delay you more than a few minutes longer." "Oh, no delay, I assure you, sir," the Captain replied hastily. "Only too happy to be of service. The crew asked me to thank you on their behalf, sir, for your great generosity. It was more than--er--generous." Words seemed to fail him. "Not at all, Captain," Delman said. "You've all done your best to make the crossing as comfortable as possible and I'm very grateful to you. Perhaps you'd do one more thing for me on your return--deliver this to my representative in London." He pointed to the recording machine. "Certainly,
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