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<h2>Contents</h2> Foreword 000 1. In which justice of the peace John Proth performs one of his most pleasant professional duties before going back to his gardening 000 2. Which welcomes the reader into the home of Mr. Dean Forsyth, whose household includes his nephew Francis Gordon and his housekeeper Mrs. Mitz 000 3. Whose subject is Dr. Stanley Hudelson, his wife Mrs. Flora Hudelson, and his two daughters Miss Jenny and Miss Loo 000 4. How two letters, one sent to the Pittsburgh Observatory, the other to the Cincinnati Observatory, were filed in the folder on shooting stars 000 5. Three weeks of impatience during which Dean Forsyth and Omicron on the one hand, and Dr. Hudelson on the other, don't find their shooting star again despite the most relentless skywatching 000 6. Which contains a variety of colorful tidbits on meteors in general and on the particular shooting star whose discovery was a bone of contention between Messrs. Forsyth and Hudelson 000 7. In which we see Mrs. Hudelson get annoyed with the doctor's attitude, while at Dean Forsyth's we hear old Mrs. Mitz give her boss a royal scolding 000 8. In which the situation gets worse and worse as Whaston's newspapers start to take sides, some with Forsyth, some with Dr. Hudelson 000 9. In which a few days go by before the wedding, and a fact is revealed that's both undisputed and unexpected 000 10. Wherein it's Arcadia Walker's turn to wait impatiently for Seth Stanfort, and what happens next 000 11. In which the number crunchers have a field day arriving at dollar amounts with great appeal to human greed 000 12. In which we'll see Judge Proth try to reconcile two members of his jurisdiction, fail, and go back to his garden as usual 000 13. In which we see a third claimant emerge and assert rights of ownership, just as Judge Proth predicted 000 14. In which we see droves of curiosity seekers grab at the chance to visit Greenland and watch the amazing meteor fall out of the sky 000 15. In which we'll see a passenger on the Mozik meet up with a passenger on the Oregon while waiting for the marvelous meteor to meet up with the planet earth 000 16. Which, though the purchaser may read it and weep, the author needs to write for the sake of historical accuracy and proper recording in the annals of astronomy 000 17. The final chapter, which records the latest developments in this totally fictitious narrative, after which Mr. John Proth, Whaston's justice of the peace, gets the last word 000 Notes on the Text 000 Afterword 000 Appendix: Michel Verne as Editor and Rewriter 000 Annotated Bibliography 000
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