THe Great Time Machine Hoax Author:Keith Laumer "We'll need a mobile speaker," Chester said to the computer. — There was a faint sound behind them. Chester turned. A young girl stood looking around as if facscinated by the Victorian decor. She caught Chester's eye and stepped arount to stand before him, a slender, modest figure wearing a golden suntan and a scarlet hair ribbon. — Chester gulped... more » audibly. Case dropped his cigar.
"Mr. Chester," the computer said, "the mobile speaker you requested is ready."
Chester gulped again.
"Hi!" Case said, breaking the stunned silence.
"Hello," said the girl. Her voice was melodiously soft. She reached up to adjust her hair ribbon, smiling at Case and Chester. "My name is Genie."