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The Outbreak of Peace

Horace Brown Fyfe

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When properly conducted, a diplomatic mission can turn the most
smashing of battle-successes into a fabulous Pyrrhic victory.

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By H. B. FYFE

 

Illustrated by van Dongen

 

When properly conducted, a diplomatic mission can turn the most
smashing of battle-successes into a fabulous Pyrrhic victory.

t was a great pity, Space Marshal Wilbur Hennings reflected, as he gazed through the one-way glass of the balcony door, that the local citizens had insisted upon decorating the square before their capitol with the hulk of the first spaceship ever to have landed on Pollux V.

A hundred and fifty years probably seemed impressive to them, amid the explosive spread of Terran colonies and federations. Actually, in the marshal's opinion, it was merely long enough to reveal such symbols as more than antiquated but less than historically precious.

"I presume you plan to have me march past that heap!" he complained, tugging at the extremely "historical" sword that co. . . Read More