Story summary.A corrupt politician in high office collects protection money from a little world called Juno in asteroid belt. He maneuvers a spaceship returning home, with a lot of unspent sailors' salary, to land here for hull cleaning, a process that will ground the ship for a month, giving town ample time to clean the purses of the crew.
But ship captain has a weapon up his sleeve...
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, July 1942.
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Among the stories from Analog/Astounding issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Malcolm Jameson.