By L. Ron Hubbard
Does dimension subject? is greater larger? That's no small query to Tom Little—the circus midget with mammoth goals.
Tom will be king of the midgets, yet he's acquired some distance grander ambitions—to develop into the muscleman on the most sensible, the ringmaster. Now, drawing on a few darkish historic secrets and techniques and mystic texts, he's approximately to get his want. think a pint-sized Mickey Rooney on steroids, buying and selling up right into a physique like Burt Lancaster's. Then think paying the largest rate of all....
Assuming one other man's identification, Tom discovers he should also tackle his sins, bills, and enemies. He will be dwelling large—but now there are those that intend to make him pay for the large man's sins.
Throughout his younger lifestyles Hubbard used to be involved and intrigued by way of mysticism and magic. From an outdated Blackfoot Indian drugs guy in Montana to the final residing magician descendant of Kublai Khan in China, from the Chamorro natives of Guam to voodoo screens in Haiti, he absorbed info and perception anywhere he could—putting all of it to excellent use in tales like this.
Also comprises The final Drop, an surprising story of a brand new York bartender who mixes a few very magical drinks—to awesome effect.
"Unexpected twists...keep you guessing as to what's going to take place next." —SFsite.com
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Most people won’t do that. They see people running, screaming, they head the other way—it’s instinct—but a good photographer stays where he is. He waits for the image. And if “the image” is a tidal wave? Burke laughed. It helps to be a good swimmer. But he’d always had second thoughts about photography. Though he’d won a boxful of awards, and covered everything from a gypsy wedding in Siberia to the dragon-boat races in Macao, most of his work revolved around mayhem. An earthquake in Turkey, a mass grave in Kosovo, a beheading in Chop Square.
Hakim said this as if he were explaining the obvious. ” Wilson nodded. “It makes me invisible,” Hakim said. Wilson got it, but he didn’t buy it. After a week in Lebanon, it was obvious that the Arab knew how to enjoy himself, whatever the Koran might say about it. Their second night in Beirut, Hakim had gotten drunk in the bar of the St. Georges Hotel, eventually wandering off with an expensive-looking girl young enough to be his granddaughter. Was that an exercise in cover? Either way, there was no denying Hakim’s commitment to “the cause,” and even to the plan at hand.
At the checkpoint leading to the docks, the driver flipped open a worn wallet and extracted a folded piece of paper, which he handed over for inspection. The guard perused it, carefully refolded it, and handed it back, giving some instructions. They passed a couple of small freighters being unloaded by gantry cranes, then skirted a large structure that looked to be a drydock. And then, there it was: The Marmara Queen. The links that made up the anchor chain were as thick as Wilson’s wrists. It flew the Turkish flag, crescent and star bright white against the crimson background.