Time Patrol

Year of publication: 1955
Sequence of author: Time patrol(№1)

Time Patrol

Poul Anderson

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Time Patrol by Poul Anderson 1 MEN WANTED 21-40, pref. single, mil. or tech. exp., good physique, for high-pay work with foreign travel. Engineering Studies Co., 305 E.45, 9-12 2-6. “The work is, you understand, somewhat unusual,” said Mr. Gordon. “And confidential. I trust you can keep a secret?” “Normally,” said Manse Everard. “Depends on what the secret is, of course.” Mr. Gordon smiled. It was a curious smile, a closed curve of his lips which was not quite like any Everard had seen before. He spoke easy colloquial General American, and wore an undistinguished business suit, but there was a foreignness over him which was more than dark complexion beardless cheeks, and the incongruity of Mongolian eyes above a thin Caucasian nose. It was hard to place. “We’re not spies, if that’s what you’re thinking,” he said. Everard grinned. “Sorry. Please don’t think I’ve gone as hysterical as the rest of the country. I’ve never had...

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