“A Sound Investment”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette
Publication date: June 1949
Original publication:Astounding Science Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Series: Ole Doc Methuselah
Story description: The Soldier of Light summarily fires Hippocrates for carelessness, discovers a plot to destroy all life in the Fomalton planetary system, the man behind the plot, and a subsonic weapon that kills by inducing lethally paralyzing fear. Ole Doc Methuselah reduces the plotter to pulpy helplessness in a fistfight, and takes Hippocrates back.