I never had problems with my fellow scientists. Scientists area friendly, atheistic,
hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose mindsare preoccupied with sex, chess
and baseball when they arenot preoccupied with science.
I was a very good student, if I may say so myself. I wastops at St. Michael’s
College four years in a row. I got everypossible student award from the Department
of Zoology. If Igot none from the Department of Religious Studies, it is simplybecause
there are no student awards in this department (therewards of religious study
are not in mortal hands, we allknow that). I would have received the Governor
“You are not so fed up on Mrs. Pollzoff that you want to
get away from us all, are you?” he demanded.
“No, of course not, but I was wondering what his plan was and what
happened to it, if anything,” Roberta answered.
“Glad to hear you do not want to leave. Gosh, to lose our only girl sky-pilot
would be—unthinkable; but, come to think of it, Howe came to the house to see
Dad one day last week, perhaps they are getting it fixed up for you to take on
the job. I heard the Old Man say the Federal representative would be at the
office today, so perhaps you’ll get some information. Here we are.” They reached
the plane and Roberta climbed into the seat beside the pilot’s, adjusted straps
and parachute, while the young man gave his machine15 a thorough looking-
“Yes, and here I am,” Mr. Howe announced himself as he entered. “They told me
you were all in here, so I took the liberty of coming in without knocking;
I can go out the same way if you like.”
“You can stay here, without knocking,” Mr. Trowbridge hastened
to assure him. “I’m thinking Miss Langwell is glad to see you.”
“She has been handling a job that is dull as ditch-water,” Wallace put in quickly.