Title: Sabotage In Space
Series: Tom Corbett, Space Cadet No.7
Author: Carey Rockwell
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Publisher: Lots Cave, Inc.
Length: 47,611 Words + Original Illustrations
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What started out as an innocent campus prank at Space Academy almost cost the Polaris
unit the chance to become officers in the Solar Guard. For punishment, Tom, Roger,
and Astro were assigned to spend all their spare time on guard duty in the vicinity
of a new building which housed the latest hush-
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eBook TAGS Science Fiction, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet Academy, Action Sci-
With a hollow booming sound reminiscent of old eighteenth-
On the north side of the quadrangle near the Tower, a young watch officer paused
in front of one of the dormitories and scanned the darkened windows of the durasteel
and crystal building. Satisfied that all was in order, he continued on his lonely
way. A moment later a shadowy figure rose out of the bushes opposite the dormitory
entrance and stepped forward quickly and cautiously. Pausing on the slidewalk to
stare after the disappearing watch officer, the figure was illuminated by the dim
light from the entrance hall. He was a young man wearing the royal-
After a quick glance at his wrist chronometer, the young cadet darted across the slidewalk toward the transparent crystal portal of the dormitory. Hesitating only long enough to make certain that the inner hallway was clear, he slid the portal open, ducked inside, and sprinted down the hall toward a large black panel on the wall near the foot of the slidestairs. On the panel, in five long columns, was the name plates of every cadet quartered in the dormitory and beside each plate were two words, IN and OUT, with a small tab that fitted over one of the words.
Out of the one hundred and fifty cadets in the dormitory, one hundred and forty-
In Room 512 on the fifth floor of the dormitory, Tom Corbett and Astro, the two other
cadets who, with Roger Manning, made up the famed Polaris unit of the Space Cadet
Corps, were deep in their studies. Though the lights-
His brown curly hair falling over his forehead, Tom Corbett frowned in concentration as he kept the earphones of his study machine clamped tightly to his ears and listened to a recorded lecture on astrophysics as it unreeled from the spinning study spool. As command cadet of the Polaris unit, Tom was required to know more than merely his particular duty as pilot of a rocket ship. He had to be familiar with every phase of space travel, with a working knowledge of the duties of all his unit mates.
Astro, the power-
"Hey, Tom!" he called. "Where's that jerk, Manning?"
"Huh?" replied Tom, lifting one of the earphones from his ears. "What did you say, Astro?"
"Where's Manning?" reiterated Astro. "It's ten minutes after lights out."
"He was going to get those study spools for us, wasn't he?" mused Tom.
"He should've been back by now," grunted the Venusian. "The library closed an hour ago. Besides, he couldn't have gotten those spools. Every other cadet in the Academy is after them."
"Well, he's a pretty resourceful joker," sighed Tom, turning back to the study machine. "When he goes after something, he gets it by hook or crook."
"It's the crook part that bothers me," grumbled Astro. "Besides, if the O.D. catches him out of quarters, he'll be doing his studying while he's polishing up the mess hall."
Suddenly the door to the room burst open and slammed closed. Tom and Astro whirled to see their missing unit mate lounging against the doorframe, grinning broadly.
"Where've you been, blast you?"….