U$65 MICRO-DUCKS FROM OUTER SPACE
The author of this story offers no apologies
for its flying saucer theme. He believes its bizarre
sequence of happenings is within the realm of possibility.
Certainly UFOs have been seen by human eyes, and there is
evidence that their crews are able to juggle molecular
structures, else how come our radar beams go right
Why should we imagine that this speck of
dust we live on is so important in the world of all those
other ones up in the sky? There must be creatures up
there far superior to us in their inventions and brains
and everything else. We're probably on the mental level
of outer space worms. I feel that Earth people, with
their cynical way of looking down on everybody else, are
about the worst beings in the whole sky.
I felt this story was a good swat at people who are cynical about flying saucers, thinking that only we are intelligent enough to make space voyages. These little guys that came from outer space were far ahead of Earth. I decided to make it a tiny spaceship because the gigantic ones are the common way of thinking of them, and I didn't have to do a devil of a lot of drawing.
Scrooge is meticulously moral about selling corn to the micro-ducks. They buy one grain, and he measures out gold dust - under a microscope - to give them change. That makes a great impression on the micro-ducks. They'd been listening to our radios and imagined that we were all crooks who would never give anybody from space or anywhere else a break.
There was a little emotional kick, I thought, when the little guys flew away. Scrooge had been defeated in trying to get his billion dollars, but he swallowed the disappointment and said that he had a big deal coming up in 8 years when those little fellows came back to buy kernels of corn.
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