Beyond Lies the Wub by Philip K. Dick

By Philip K. Dick

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The slovenly wub may well good have stated: Many males speak like philosophers and dwell like fools.

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From the book...
They had nearly accomplished with the loading. outdoors stood the Optus, his fingers folded, his face sunk in gloom. Captain Franco walked leisurely down the gangplank, grinning.

"What's the matter?" he acknowledged. "You're getting paid for all this."

The Optus acknowledged not anything. He became away, gathering his gowns. The Captain positioned his boot at the hem of the robe.

"Just a minute. Don't burst off. I'm no longer finished."

"Oh?" The Optus became with dignity. "I am going again to the village." He regarded towards the animals and birds being pushed up the gangplank into the spaceship. "I needs to set up new hunts."

Franco lit a cigarette. "Why now not? You humans can exit into the veldt and music all of it down back. but if we run out midway among Mars and Earth—"

The Optus went off, wordless. Franco joined the 1st mate on the backside of the gangplank.

"How's it coming?" he stated. He checked out his watch. "We bought a very good cut price here."

The mate glanced at him sourly. "How do you clarify that?"

"What's the problem with you? we want it greater than they do."

"I'll goodbye, Captain." The mate threaded his method up the plank, among the long-legged Martian go-birds, into the send. Franco watched him disappear. He was once simply initiating after him, up the plank towards the port, while he observed it.

"My God!" He stood staring, his palms on his hips. Peterson used to be strolling alongside the trail, his face purple, major it by means of a string.

"I'm sorry, Captain," he stated, tugging on the string. Franco walked towards him.

"What is it?"

The wub stood sagging, its nice physique settling slowly. It was once sitting down, its eyes part close. a couple of flies buzzed approximately its flank, and it switched its tail.

It sat. there has been silence.

"It's a wub," Peterson acknowledged. "I received it from a local for 50 cents. He acknowledged it used to be a truly strange animal. Very respected."

"This?" Franco poked the nice sloping facet of the wub. "It's a pig! an immense soiled pig!"

"Yes sir, it's a pig. The natives name it a wub."

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