A Martian Odyssey
by Weinbaum Stanley Grauman
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..."Only it wouldn't fly. Nothing serious, but I had my choice of waiting to be picked up ortrying to walk back--eight hundred miles, and perhaps twenty days beforewe had to leave! Forty miles a day! Well, " he concluded, "I chose towalk. Just as much chance of being picked up, and it kept me busy. ""We'd have found you, " said Harrison. "No doubt. Anyway, I rigged up a harness from some seat straps, and putthe water tank on my back, took a cartridge belt and revolver, and someiron rations, and started out. ""Water tank!" exclaimed the little biologist, Leroy. "She weighone-quarter ton!""Wasn't full. Weighed about two hundred and fifty pounds earth-weight, which is eighty-five here. Then, besides, my own personal two hundredand ten pounds is only seventy on Mars, so, tank and all, I grossed ahundred and fifty-five, or fifty-five pounds less than my everydayearth-weight. I figured on that when I undertook the forty-mile dailystroll. Oh--of course I took a thermo-skin sleeping bag for these...
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