The Mouse On The Moon Author:Leonard Wibberley LILLIPUT HEADS FOR MOON IN JUNKED U.S. ROCKET read the headline in the newyourk paper...once again the tiny Duchy of Grand Fenwick was confounding the world- and proving that the shortest route from here to there cane sometimes be the most outrageously delightful one. — What diplomats could imagine that a pair of bobolinks could alter the course ... more »of history...that a rocket could be successfully powered by a hogshead of iron fillings pluss...that when the United States gave the Duchy $50,000,000 outright to join the race to the moon, some of the money would actually be used for that purpose and notjust for bathtubs and a birthday present for Her Grace Gloriana XII?
It was all because Gloriana XII wanted an Imperial Russian Sable fur coat. Or perhaps it was because the Count of Mountjoy, prime minister of the Duchy, believed that "the time-honored techniques of inderection" were essential to statesmanship; or because Dr. Kokintz, one of the worlds greatest physicists, was also a bird watcher. At any rate-it could only have happened in Grand Fenwick.
The Mouse on the Moon promises to be the mst popular of Mr. Wibberley's very popular Grand Fenwick extravaganzas. Assuredly his invention has never been richer, his humor more winning, his satire more on target.« less