Top of The World: Tales of Mystery, Suspense, And Adventure

When the world came to an end, I was 14,000 feet above sea level and on my way down the mountain after having ascended the summit of Mt. McKinley. It wasn't the first time I had done so, and it was the latest step towards the completion of a lifelong goal, which was to climb Mt. Everest some day, physical health and financial resources willing. Since it costs about thirty grand to mount Everest, I was a ways away from realizing that particular ambition, but everyone has to start somewhere and after climbing numerous smaller mountains as part of my training, I had since moved on to ascend the top of the tallest one in North America. It was also the coldest, which was equally good training for Everest.

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Bedlam & Belfry, Intergalactic Attorneys at Law: The 1st Dozen

I don't remember the first time that I enlisted the services of Bedlam & Belfry, Intergalactic Attorneys at Law, but I must have been rather desperate (or inebriated) because even then they had a reputation for being particular. In fact, the only reason why they took me on as a client was because they believed I was guilty, a fact of which I then attempted to disabuse them, but to no avail.

"So you say that you've been accused of stealing millions of debits from your employer, who has since mysteriously vanished?"

"It's not millions of debits, it's billions of debits. And yes, Mr. Landry has since disappeared, but I had nothing to do with that."

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