A Rude Awakening by Brian W. Aldiss

By Brian W. Aldiss

During this robust addition to the legend of a sex-prone sergeant, Horatio Stubbs reveals himself in difficulty with girls - and never for the 1st time. even though, relatively uncommonly, Stubbs appears to be like having fun with a interval of good fortune, with a bevy of keen ladies who all need a piece of him. The whoring, boozing and armed forces horseplay of this novel occur in severe atmosphere. The yr is 1946, and British, Dutch, Indian, jap, chinese language and Indonesian forces confront one another for ownership of the island of Sumatra.

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At last the time arrived when the great disk was wrapped in hundreds of bales of cotton, suspended on racks and loaded onto the great truck. Tom insisted upon riding with his precious creation. The rest of his party, including his father, Ned Newton, Mr. Damon, Professor Standish, Koku and Rad, traveled by train to the foot of the mountain. "Massa Tom gonna look about six serillion miles froo space," confided Eradicate Sampson to Koku. The old Negro leaned heavily upon the massive arm of his huge companion.

The fugitive crook, Hammer, had finally been nabbed, still with the formula for the bendable glass in his possession. Tom was glad to get this back, even though patent proceedings were under way, for anyone holding the papers could have instituted a costly legal contest. At last the time arrived when the great disk was wrapped in hundreds of bales of cotton, suspended on racks and loaded onto the great truck. Tom insisted upon riding with his precious creation. The rest of his party, including his father, Ned Newton, Mr.

The rest of his party, including his father, Ned Newton, Mr. Damon, Professor Standish, Koku and Rad, traveled by train to the foot of the mountain. "Massa Tom gonna look about six serillion miles froo space," confided Eradicate Sampson to Koku. The old Negro leaned heavily upon the massive arm of his huge companion. " declared the giant, for once agreeing with his old rival. He had only the vaguest idea about what his master was attempting. When the entire group assembled on top the mountain there was a sudden hush.

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