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The Knights of Arthur

The Knights of Arthur by Frederik Pohl
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Sailors Sam Dunlap and Arthur check in to a New York hotel to await their mate Vern Engdahl when a girl shows up proposing to purchase Arthur. They need guys like Arthur to help run the city, and the fact that he fits in a small suitcase is even better. – The Knights of Arthur was first published in the January 1958 edition of Galaxy Science Fiction magazine.

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This etext was produced from Galaxy Science Fiction January 1958. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.

The Knights of Arthur

By FREDERIK POHL

Illustrated by MARTIN

With one suitcase as his domain, Arthur was desperately in need of armed henchmen ... for his keys to a kingdom were typewriter keys!

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There was three of us I mean if you count Arthur. We split up to avoid attracting attention. Engdahl just came in over the big bridge, but I had Arthur with me so I had to come the long way around.

[Illustration]

When I registered at the desk, I said I was from Chicago. You know how it is. If you say you're from Philadelphia, it's like saying you're from St. Louis or Detroit I mean nobody lives in Philadelphia any more. Shows how things change. A couple years ago, Philadelphia was all the fashion. But not now, and I wanted to make a good impression.

I even tipped the bellboy a hundred and fifty dollars. I said: "Do me a favor. I've got my baggage booby trapped "

"Natch," he said, only mildly impressed by the bill and a half, even less impressed by me... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 13, 2014
Subject: Knights of Arthur
Not a pleasant premise for a story but reasonably well thought out, Gregg does another good job of reading.


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