If I Were You

If I Were You

by L. Ron Hubbard

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Does size matter? Is bigger better? That’s no small question to Tom Little—the circus midget with giant dreams.
Tom may be king of the midgets, but he’s got far grander ambitions—to become the muscleman at the top, the ringmaster. Now, drawing on some dark ancient secrets and mystic texts, he’s about to get his wish....
Assuming another man’s identity, Tom discovers he must also take on his sins, debts, and enemies. He may be living large—but now there are those who want to make him pay for the big man’s sins.
Also includes “The Last Drop,” an astounding tale of a New York bartender who mixes some very magical drinks—to amazing effect.
The circus is coming to town, as If I Were You puts you in the center ring of the magic, mystery, and madness.
“Unexpected twists ... keep you guessing as to what will happen next.” —SFsite.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592125760
Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Series: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories Collection
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 121
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 11 Years

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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“You are wondering,” said the Professor, “why I have sent for you.” His voice was very low and Little Tom had to put his ear close to the evil-smelling lips. “In your mind,” said the Professor, “you are turning over the reasons for this. I must put you at ease, for I have always respected you.”

Little Tom was startled.

“Yes,” said the Professor, “I have seen much to admire in you. On the lot about me, men are afraid. They spread away from me when I approach. But you . . . you were brave, Tom Little. You did not cower away. You had steel enough in you not only to meet me and speak to me, but you also had courage enough to risk my wrath—a thing which all other men feared.”

L. Ron Hubbard

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