Way Station - Macfadden SF, 60-198 Author:Clifford D. Simak Enoch Wallace lived on the family farm in backwoods Wisconsin. He looked like a normal human being, although no one could recall his ever leaving his property. There were, however, some curious facts about Enoch Wallace: — ~ ~~ ~ — Records showed that he was a Civil War veteran, over 120 years old, but showing no signs of aging; his house was invu... more »lnerable. No weapon known to man could penetrate it; in his family cemetary a tombstone inscribed in an unknown language guarded the grave of an alien horror.
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Enoch Wallace was the keeper of Intergalactic Way Station #18327. His job was to maintain communication with alien races, to pass them through Earth, and to prepare his fellow humans for their inevitable meeting with other races of the Universe. ~ ~~ ~
He was beginning to think himself a total failure at the last!« less