[PW] Yet another question

Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD pzi at ingerman.org
Sun Jul 26 08:00:58 PDT 2015


Thank you, Garson and Dennis!

Peter

On 2015-07-25 14:50, d-lien University of Minnesota wrote:
> And then Garson beat me to the answer by two minutes, using the same
> stragegy I did.  I will claim a moral victory, since it took a few
> minutes to first dig out my copy of OPERATION FUTURE and confirm the
> quote therein.  (It was easier to get to than my 1950 ASTOUNDINGs
> are.)
>
> Ah well, never any shame to lose a quotation race to Garson!
>
> Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu
>
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 1:48 PM, d-lien University of Minnesota
> <d-lien at umn.edu> wrote:
>> The story is "Exposure" by Eric Frank Russell.  Reprint sources listed here
>>
>> http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/title.cgi?52219
>>
>> The quote appears about half-way through.
>>
>> Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Peter Zilahy Ingerman, PhD
>> <pzi at ingerman.org> wrote:
>>> Hello, friend W0mbats ...
>>>
>>> Last time I asked a question the answer was simple, and I'm almost
>>> embarrassed   to ask another, but I'll brave  it ... and this is for me,
>>> again, with absolutely no rush.
>>>
>>> Perhaps 60-odd years ago I recall reading a SciFi story. I don't remember
>>> anything about it except for one line ... the alien (non-human, of course)
>>> was leaning against a tree "picking his not-teeth with fingers that
>>> weren't".
>>>
>>> Recently that line has popped out of my subconscious like an earworm ...
>>>
>>> Is there any chance someone besides me remembers it, and can cite a source
>>> for it?
>>>
>>> Peter
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