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A Certain Rich Man

by Lawrence Perry

Genre: Drama
Setting:
Format of Original Source: Short Story
Recommended Adaptation Length: 15 Minutes

Candidate for Adaptation? Promising

EXCERPT:

“I believe I now possess the means of destroying human life on a wholesale scale. There is yet more to do before we may successfully assail inorganic matter. The waves penetrate but do not as yet destroy, so that while we should easily bring dissolution to human beings we cannot yet disintegrate the walls behind which they lurk. That, however, is a detail–“

“Just like that, eh?” No one smiled at Jerry Dane’s comment. Bates leaned forward.

“Where do Colcord and I come in?”

Simec, who had resumed his seat, turned to him.

“Of course–I beg your pardon. I should have explained at the outset that the discovery has never had adequate practical test.



COMMENTS:

A scientist is looking for a volunteer to test his weapon of mass destruction…which will necessitate the volunteer’s death. An interesting premise for a short musical.


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