If the Man in the Moon has sharp eyes, he may have noticed little specks moving through the gray-green scum of Earth's land, sea and inner atmosphere—specks far fleeter than the ones he had noticed in previous centuries crawling over the wide watery expanses; specks that now flit in a few days' time from sea to sea, from continent to continent.

Every year man moves more daringly through the air, developing his wings for the sake of adventure, commerce, faster postal services. Last week, besides...

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