Finally, the stubby scout rocket was winging its way over New York.
The soles of the old pair were intact, but the stubby toes were protruding.
"Watch him, Stubby," said one of the young assemblyman's enemies.
Pieter Heemskerk stood by the ramp to the stubby G-boat and checked his watch.
The ungainly, stubby forms seemed to rise from every crevice in the floor.