Niven, Larry. "Bird in the Hand"
Divergence: 1896 CE
Summary: Time-traveling souvenir hunters destroy Henry Ford's first auto.
Published: In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1970; World's Best Science Fiction: 1971 (eds. Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr), Ace 1971; and The Flight of the Horse, Ballantine 1973 (0345234871), 1981 (0345298101), Orbit 1986 (0860078493).
Original in: English.
Translation: German by Wulf H. Bergner as "Nur ein Fabeltier", in Der verkaufte Planet (ed. Wulf H. Bergner), Heyne 1970.
Translation: German by Rudolf Muehlstrasser as "Die Luft, die wir atmen", in SF-Stories 49, (ed. Walter Spiegl), Ullstein 1975 (3548031484).
Translation: German by Hans Maeter as "Der Spatz in der Hand", in Der Flug des Pferdes, Heyne 1981.
Translation: Italian by Alfredo Pollini as "Il Roc in pugno", in Il tempo di Svetz, Fanucci 1978.