By Murray Leinster
He appeared up with a cautious eye, glancing over the partition isolating the workshop quarter within which the item bought via Jimenez y Cía. was once assembled. there have been convinced humans he felt are not come into the store. The police agreed with him. He used to be ready to throw out anyone who got here both to call for that he construct whatever otherwise, or to call for that he no longer construct it in any other case. In such forcible ejections he will be sponsored by way of the experts of town and the Philippine Republic.
But this shopper used to be a lady. She used to be a good looking lady. She was once pleasantly tanned. Her makeup, if she wore any, seemed ordinary, and she or he carried a large parcel lower than her arm. She grew to become to shut the door in the back of her. She was once certainly from the us. So Terry stated in English, "Good afternoon. am i able to do anything for you?"
She regarded relieved.
"Ah! we will be able to speak English," she stated gratefully. "I was once afraid i might have difficulty. I do have hassle with Spanish."
Terry got here out from in the back of the partition marking off the workshop. the store used to be seventeen ft large and its higher expanse of plate glass acknowledged, "Jimenez y Cía." in huge letters. Terry's now-vanished accomplice Jimenez had beloved to work out his identify in huge print. less than the identify was once the road "Especialidades Electrónicas y Físicas." This used to be Terry's perspective. He assembled specialties within the line of electronics and glossy physics. Jimenez had bought them, no longer properly yet too good. on the backside nook of the window there has been a modest assertion: "Orejas de Ellos," which intended not anything to anyone yet yes advertisement fishermen, all of whom might deny it...
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Creatures of the Abyss by Murray Leinster