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ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE FEBRUARY 1930
     

ASTOUNDING STORIES OF SUPER-SCIENCE FEBRUARY 1930

by Harry Bates
 
VOL. I, No. 2 CONTENTS FEBRUARY, 1930

COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI
_Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "Spawn of the Stars."_

OLD CROMPTON'S SECRET HARL VINCENT 153
_Tom's Extraordinary Machine Glowed--and the Years Were Banished

Overview

VOL. I, No. 2 CONTENTS FEBRUARY, 1930

COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSOLOWSKI
_Painted in Water-colors from a Scene in "Spawn of the Stars."_

OLD CROMPTON'S SECRET HARL VINCENT 153
_Tom's Extraordinary Machine Glowed--and the Years Were Banished
from Old Crompton's Body. But There Still Remained, Deep-seated in
His Century-old Mind, the Memory of His Crime._

SPAWN OF THE STARS CHARLES WILLARD DIFFIN 166
_The Earth Lay Powerless Beneath Those Loathsome, Yellowish
Monsters That, Sheathed in Cometlike Globes, Sprang from the Skies
to Annihilate Man and Reduce His Cities to Ashes._

THE CORPSE ON THE GRATING HUGH B. CAVE 187
_In the Gloomy Depths of the Old Warehouse Dale Saw a Thing That
Drew a Scream of Horror to His Dry Lips. It Was a Corpse--the Mold
of Decay on Its Long-dead Features--and Yet It Was Alive!_

CREATURES OF THE LIGHT SOPHIE WENZEL ELLIS 196
_He Had Striven to Perfect the Faultless Man of the Future, and
Had Succeeded--Too Well. For in the Pitilessly Cold Eyes of Adam,
His Super-human Creation, Dr. Mundson Saw Only Contempt--and
Annihilation--for the Human Race._

INTO SPACE STERNER ST. PAUL 221
_What Was the Extraordinary Connection Between Dr. Livermore's
Sudden Disappearance and the Coming of a New Satellite to the
Earth?_

THE BEETLE HORDE VICTOR ROUSSEAU 229
_Bullets, Shrapnel, Shell--Nothing Can Stop the Trillions of
Famished, Man-sized Beetles Which, Led by a Madman, Sweep Down
Over the Human Race._

MAD MUSIC ANTHONY PELCHER 248
_The Sixty Stories of the Perfectly Constructed Colossus Building
Had Mysteriously Crashed! What Was the Connection Between This
Catastrophe and the Weird Strains of the Mad Musician's Violin?_

THE THIEF OF TIME CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK 259
_The Teller Turned to the Stacked Pile of Bills. They Were Gone!
And No One Had Been Near!_

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Old Crompton's Secret

_By Harl Vincent_


Tom's extraordinary machine glowed--and the years were banished
from Old Crompton's body. But there still remained, deep-seated
in his century-old mind, the memory of his crime.

[Illustration: _Tom tripped on a wire and fell, with his ferocious
adversary on top._]


Two miles west of the village of Laketon there lived an aged recluse who
was known only as Old Crompton. As far back as the villagers could
remember he had visited the town regularly twice a month, each time
tottering his lonely way homeward with a load of provisions. He appeared
to be well supplied with funds, but purchased sparingly as became a
miserly hermit. And so vicious was his tongue that few cared to converse
with him, even the young hoodlums of the town hesitating to harass him
with the banter usually accorded the other bizarre characters of the
streets.

The oldest inhabitants knew nothing of his past history, and they had
long since lost their curiosity in the matter. He was a fixture, as was
the old town hall with its surrounding park. His lonely cabin was
shunned by all who chanced to pass along the old dirt road that led
through the woods to nowhere and was rarely used.

His only extravagance was in the matter of books, and the village book
store profited considerably by his purchases. But, at the instigation of
Cass Harmon, the bookseller, it was whispered about that Old Crompton
was a believer in the black art--that he had made a pact with the devil
himself and was leagued with him and his imps.

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