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By H. G. Wells

ISBN-10: 1499304684

ISBN-13: 9781499304688

Whereas jogging within the Swiss Alps, English guests fall right into a space-warp, and unexpectedly locate themselves in one other global. in lots of methods just like our personal - even right down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet remains to be by some means considerably diversified, for the 2 walkers at the moment are upon a Utopian Earth managed through a unmarried global govt. the following, as they quickly study, all proportion a standard language, there's sexual, financial and racial equality, and society is governed through socialist beliefs enforced through an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. yet what is going to the Utopians make of those new viewers from a much less excellent international?

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I have no doubt it will be a girl. I have a presentiment that it must be a girl. Now, child, from the moment of the birth of this girl—” “Perhaps boy,” my mother took the liberty of putting in. “I tell you I have a presentiment that it must be a girl,” returned Miss Betsey. “Don’t contradict. From the moment of this girl’s birth, child, I intend to be her friend. I intend to be her godmother, and I beg you’ll call her Betsey Trotwood Copperfield. There must be no mistakes in life with this Betsey Trotwood.

I dare say you would, Peggotty. ” Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought. “And my dear boy,” cried my mother, coming to the elbow-chair in which I was, and caressing me, “my own little Davy! ” “Nobody never went and hinted no such a thing,” said Peggotty. ” returned my mother. “You know you did. What else was it possible to infer from what you said, you unkind creature, when you know as well as I do that on his account only last quarter I wouldn’t buy myself a new parasol, though that old green one is frayed the whole way up, and the fringe is perfectly mangy?

To distinguish them from their contents, they are set off by square brackets. All the great body of the text is taken from the “Charles Dickens” Edition of 1868-70, which Dickens himself revised for the press, striking out or altering occasional words and making other changes. A few obvious errors that escaped him have been corrected. The editor has also thought that readers would find it useful to know where each of the original monthly installments ended. These have consequently been indicated by a row of asterisks.

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