“Your poor, dying husband told you he just wanted some tomato juice.”
“Yes. Elmer loves tomato juice.”
“You went to buy him some. Where is it?”
“All they had were quarts. He won’t live to drink that much.”
“You didn’t get it?”
“You know that I don’t like tomato juice…”
Allen Lang, a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, is an accomplished time-traveler, having reached today from Year 1928. His stories appeared in all of the pulps of the past.