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By Francine Prose

It's been years on the grounds that Swenson, a professor in a brand new England artistic writing software, has released a unique. It's been even longer given that any of his scholars have proven promise. input Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed scholar with an extraordinary expertise for writing. Angela is simply the object Swenson wishes. And, greater but, she wishes his support. yet, as we know, the line to hell is paved with solid intentions. . . .

Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering tackle today's educational mores and a scathing story that vividly indicates what can take place whilst educational politics collides with political correctness.

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Atmospheric dust is made up of very fine particles of stone, clay, soot, and microbes. Microbes of tuberculosis, tetanus, malignant anthrax, and typhoid fever can be carried in the air for a long time and can infect people and animals with terrible diseases. ‘Cities have many good methods for fighting du st: street-washing, paving, green plants, smoke filters. These methods are being applied on a larger and larger scale, and the air of our cities has gradually become cleaner and healthier. But this requires a great and constant effort.

Kruse answered angrily. ‘What do you think I am? Anyw ay, you’re too late. Yes. I introduced certain changes in the construction of the electrono­ scope, patented it, and sold the patent to the Universal Electric Company. Now anyone can see electric currents. ’ Dubel put on his damp hat in silence and stared at his strong young hands. ‘All right,’ he said, looking straight at Kruse. ‘At least these are 29 Russian Science Fiction good enough to smash this hellish w ay of life ! Goodbye, Dr K ruse!

And, indeed, something evil was taking place in nature. Her green disappeared; the trees and grass were covered with a thick layer of dirt. Gray scum lay on the ponds. But the air was transparent as crystal. The professor arrived in Spotless two days later. Jumping out of the car, he ran immediately to the laboratory. ’ He was in despair. ‘The indicator is on zero. What shall w e do now ? ’ He listened to Kolya’s report and ordered him to summon every­ one who had taken part. Half an hour later a column of summer residents filed into Marya Ivanovna’s garden, led by Kolya and the doctor.

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