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King of the World
"King of the World" is the story of a man who steals the secret of immortality and then has to live with the consequences.
central character is a villain named Duke and at the start of the story
he is running through the woods, late at night, after a botched robbery
attempt. He’s already been shot in the arm more than once and his
pursuers are still hot on his trail.
Then when Duke notices a
house in the woods he barges his way inside and tells the homeowner,
Professor Williams, to cover for him. Duke is a persuasive guy (he has
a gun), so when Duke’s pursuers come to the door the professor tells
them that he is alone.
The professor is an easygoing guy and
does not appear to be too shaken by Dukes presence in his home. The
professor’s dog Caesar on the other hand takes an instant dislike to
him and goes for his throat. Duke put three slugs into the hound, but
it is unstoppable, so it is a good job that the professor has a chain
handy. Once it is safely chained up, Duke shoots the dog again and only
succeeds in wasting another bullet.
Why is the dog immune to the
bullets? The professor has been testing his new formula on it: Serum L.
The ‘L’ is for ‘life’ and the dog cannot be harmed. Of course when he
hears this Duke insists on having some of the serum. The professor
warns him that the serum has not been fully tested yet, but Duke still
has his gun and once again it proves to be very persuasive.
with the benefits of Serum L, Duke is unstoppable and decides to take
over all the rackets and be ‘king of the world’. He does this and steps
on a lot of toes, but bullets can’t hurt him so there isn't a lot that
anyone can do about it.
Filled with confidence he goes after the
Haughton Diamond and kills two guards in the process, but the getaway
driver crashes the car and is killed. Duke is okay, but gets to sit in
the electric chair for a while. “I’m one guy you can’t fry,” he tells
the warden. Much to everyone’s amazement, he is right about that and
after the juice has finished flowing through him he just gets up and
walks away. That’s not the end of this story though. Duke is in for a
surprise because there is a problem with the professor’s formula and
the ‘king’s’ world soon to becomes a living hell.
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