"Therefore, with every faculty of his newly-enlarged mind concentrated
upon the thought-screened, armored head behind the billowing gun
and flaring projectors, Kinnison held his line and forged ahead."
"Attentive as he was to Helmuth's thought-screen, the Patrolman
was ready when it weakened slightly and a though began to seep
through, directed at that peculiar ball of force."
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"By means of improvements upon Velantian thought-screens
the three destroyed a group of Overlords of Delgon, a sadistic
race of monsters who had been preying upon the other peoples of
the system by sheer power of mind."
"Thinking himself secure by virtue of thought-screens given
him by a being from a higher-echelon planet name Ploor, Helmuth
went alone to Arisia, determined to learn all about the Lens."
"Sure. I got most of the stuff I wanted last night, while
I was changing your thought-screen battery."
"The Lyranians killed ten of them by direct mental impact
or by monsters of the mind, but after that everyone who came out
of the vessel wore thought-screens and the persons were quite
"Also, from the fact that everybody having any weight at
all wore thought-screens, it was almost a foregone conclusion
that they had been warned against, and were on the lookout for,
THE Lensman - that never-to-be-sufficiently-damned Lensman who
had already done so much hurt to the Boskonian cause."
"'Plane, ho!' came the report, and both vessels, with spy-ray
blocks out now as well as thought-screens, plunged silently into
a flatly-slanting dive."
"Helen of Lyrane ceased struggling in the instant of being
drawn through the thought-screen surrounding the Dauntless."
"The horrible parasitism went on for ages. The Velantians
fought vainly; their crude thought-screens were almost useless
until after the coming of the Patrol. Then, with thought-screens
that were of real use, and with ships of power and with weapons
of might, Worsel himself had taken the lead in the clean-up of
"And besides, there were the thought-screens and the highly
probable other stuff about which the Lensmen could know nothing."
"Then Eich came up unseeing to the speedster's side and
stopped. The drill disappeared. A thought-screen encompassed the
group narrowly. Kinnison and Worsel released their thought-screens
and also tuned into the creature's mind."
"What in all nine prime iridescent hells did that mean?
He didn't know of anything except a thought-screen that could
stop a sense of perception."
"Then he put on a mechanical thought-screen. Its use could
not make the prime minister any more suspicious than he already
was, and it was the only way he could remain in character. This
thought-screen was, like those of Lonabar, decidedly pervious
in that it had an open slit. Unlike Bleeko's, however, which had
their slits set upon a fixed frequency, the open channel of this
thought-screen could be varied, both in width and in wave-length,
to any setting which Kinnison desired."
"I know what it is, and I do not like thought-screens, I
prefer my mind be left free to roam."
"He had learned long since that the prime minister could
not detect a Lensed thought, particularly when the Lensman was
wearing a thought-screen, as he did practically constantly; wherefore
the strategists of the Patrol were as well informed as was Kinnison
himself of every move made by the Boksonians."
"The mental blast came ahead even of the first word, but
the Gray Lensman, supremely ready, was already in action. One
quick thrust of his chin flicked off the thought-screen."