Scooby-Doo wasn't around when I wrote this science fantasy story aged 10, so I must have invented the "if not for you" cliché. Only one more instalment to go, you patient souls.
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“The World of Krishna” part 7: “The Unmasking”
Just then the Dasht walked into the room. He was about six and a half marts* tall.
Acer noticed that the Dasht’s cheekbones were wider than a normal Krishnan’s, more like an Earthman’s.
Acer took a flying leap into the room. As soon as he alighted he ran toward the Dasht. Before Acer could reach the evil Larock, three guards ran to him.
“Let me go, you fools,” shouted Acer. With a superhuman effort, the angry Krishnan wrenched free and flung himself at the Dasht.
Acer took hold of Dasht Larock’s antennae and, to everyone’s amazement, pulled them off! “You see, he’s an Earthman,” yelled Acer.
“Why you blasted Krishnan primitive,” screamed the Dasht. “If not for you, I’d have been the ruler of the planet Krishna! You’ll die for this, you’ll DIE!”
The hysterical Earthman levelled a gun at Acer’s head as his finger tightened on the trigger.
(*Mart: a Krishnan foot.)
To be continued.