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Conqueror, the (1952) [Short Story]
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Summary :

Juan Rafael de la Medina Torres, Pepe to his family and friends, has grown up with only one dream. To rule the world. To conquer it for the good of all. In his world, all people will be treated fairly, and there will be beans and tortillas for every one to stuff themselves always. For one who only knows the tiny village he was born in, these are big dreams indeed.

One day, Rafael pulls up a dahlia, bulb and all. He knows that the plants are totally inedible, but just out of curiosity, he often tastes a bit of the occasional plant. This dahlia is different though, for when he tastes it, rapture spreads across his face, and joy fills his being. Others must try it, and his sister is the first, then his mother, then his father. All of them become industrious, eager to contribute, and uncomplaining. The dahlia is good.

Original title: The Conqueror
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Omnibus of Science Fiction, the (1952) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , H. P. Lovecraft , Isaac Asimov , Ray Bradbury , Jack London , James Blish , L. Sprague de Camp , A.E. van Vogt , Jack Vance , Fletcher Pratt , Damon Knight , Murray Leinster , Richard Matheson , Eric Frank Russell , Theodore Sturgeon , John D. MacDonald , Lewis Padgett , Wyman Guin , Lester del Rey , Raymond F. Jones , Alan E. Nourse , Fredric Brown , A.J. Deutsch , Anthony Boucher , William Tenn , Paul Ernst , David H. Keller , Katherine MacLean , John Leimert , B.F. Ruby , Will H. Gray , David Grinnell , Mark Clifton , Ross Rocklynne , Ann Griffith , R.R. Winterbotham , Ralph Williams , Chester S. Geier , W. Hilton-Young , André Maurois , Ralph Robin , H.B. Fyfe , Robert Abernathy , Peter Phillips

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