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Harry Harrison

The very-rich Texan develops an interest in dinosaurs. He visits an exhibition at a museum and for the first time sees dinosaur footprints in stone. They are impressive. The very prints made by Tyrannosaurus Rex over 100,000 million years ago. He is determined to have them – but of course the museum will not sell. Undaunted – and still very rich – he sends his agents circling the world for a set of prints. They locate some, at an incredible price, and he buys them.

They are delivered to his mansion in Dallas and he supervises their installation in his garden. Wonderful! He is so carried away that he invites his next door neighbor over to see them. The man gasps and boggles his eyes.

'Gee!' he says. 'I didn't know they came this close to the house at night!'