#24 The Shrinking Ray


THE SHRINKING RAY

Two soldiers crouched behind some debris, watching the flying saucer land. Stepping out from behind a sliding panel of the saucer was a sinister alien. The Martian moved in the direction of his observers, although he wasn’t aware of their presence. One of the soldiers became so incensed at the sight of the enemy, that he charged the Martian without thinking of its consequences. His companion tried to hold him back, but it was too late. Alerted to the danger, the Martian pulled out a gun. A ray hit the enraged Earthman and instantly the soldier started to shrink. His buddy watched horrified as the six-foot-tall man was reduced to inches, before vanishing from sight.