The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy--compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!
First Page:Transcriber's note.
This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction Magazine February and March 1955. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the copyright on this publication was renewed.
BY H. BEAM PIPER
First of Two Parts. The Paratime Police had a real headache this time! Tracing one man in a population of millions is easy compared to finding one gang hiding out on one of billions of probability lines!
Illustrated by Freas
ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION
Kiro Soran, the guard captain, stood in the shadow of the veranda roof, his white cloak thrown back to display the scarlet lining. He rubbed his palm reflectively on the checkered butt of his revolver and watched the four men at the table.
"And ten tens are a hundred," one of the clerks in blue jackets said, adding another stack to the pile of gold coins.
"Nineteen hundreds," one of the pair in dirty striped robes agreed, taking a stone from the box in front of him and throwing it away... Continue reading book >>
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