Science: Mute Terror

They led Julius Shaefer, 10, onto Curtiss flying field, Long Island. They dragged him close to a plane. He tried to resist, digging his heels into the earth. His big brother climbed into the plane's cockpit to show that the monster would not bite. They lifted Julius into the machine. Trembling with mute terror he clung to his mother, who also trembled while they put a stout strap about the boy's waist and fastened it securely to the plane seat. They put double straps about his arms. He tried to scream. He strained at...

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