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- Peter Watts

Synthetic Flesh  
  Material resembles human flesh, handy for disguises.  

One punch in the stomach doubled the Chief up. A left hook jerked his head back like a punching bag. He dropped prone to the loamy soil, with the girl standing over him. Satisfied, she dropped beside him and pulled at the cohesive synthetic flesh on his face. It came off with a yanking rip that brought him half back to consciousness.

Vi stared in amazement at the features thus revealed. Around her Chris and a batch of police gathered.

"It's Welgand, chief of police!" Chris exploded.

The girl's face set grimly. She yanked the dazed, disheveled Welgand to his feet. His thin, hard face, in contrast to the padding which made his body paunchy, was incongruous.

"What the hell " began the police squad sergeant, staring.

From The Amazon Fights Again, by Thornton Ayre.
Published by Fantastic Adventures in 1940
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