Tim talks Martin into temporarily giving him a Martian power. Martin decides to give him the power of levitation for a 24 hour period. When he thinks the power practically useless beyond ... See full summary »
Tim talks Martin into temporarily giving him a Martian power. Martin decides to give him the power of levitation for a 24 hour period. When he thinks the power practically useless beyond performing mere parlor tricks, Tim asks for another, to him, more useful power: mind-reading. Martin grants him his wish, to be activated the next day and to last until midnight. Tim also uses this power for parlor tricks, which gets him into trouble. But he also wants to use it for an interview he has that afternoon with Councilman Jack Gramby. Tim wants to write a story about the Councilman's true political intentions. Tim is unable to read his mind because the Councilman is uncommitted in his political intentions, even to himself. So Tim writes a story on what he calls the mental ping-pong of the Councilman. The Councilman telephones Mr. Burns, Mr. Burns thinking that it is to sue the paper for libel. Distraught about probably losing his job, Tim goes into hiding for the rest of the day. However ... Written by
Visible wire: When Tim first levitates a fish from the fish tank. See more »
[watches Uncle Martin levitate a cup and saucer]
Does everyone on Mars have all of your powers?
Of course. On Mars, powers are merely the facts of life.
On Earth we have the facts of life, too, but compared to yours, the birds and bees are for the birds.
I know what you're thinking, Tim, but you just can't have one. You're not ready, yet.
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