By Murray Leinster
On what seems to be a regular workday, Arthur Chamberlain, a profitable engineer dependent in big apple, notices that the sunlight seems to be touring backwards within the sky. Chamberlain is the single one that is ready to figure the reality of the location. Can he devise an answer to opposite it in time to save lots of himself and millions of his coworkers?
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Make Room! 33 time; they would certainly do until something better was found. But it had been hard to find other quarters and more ships had been gradually added until the rusty, weed-hung fleet was such a part of the city that everyone felt it had been there forever. Bridges and gangways connected the ships and occasionally there would be a glimpse of foul, garbage-filled water between them. Billy worked his way over to the Columbia Victory, his home, and down the gangway to apartment 107. “About time you got in,” his sister Anna said.
There was no way to measure this kind of time. For Billy each moment seemed endless—yet he also felt that he had spent a lifetime in this room. Once footsteps approached, then passed the door, and during those few seconds he found out that his earlier fear had been only a small thing. Lying there, shaking and sweating at the same time, he hated himself for his weakness, yet could do nothing about it. His nervous fingers picked at an old scab on his shinbone until it tore away and the wound began to bleed.