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One afternoon, at low water, Mr. Isbister, a young artist lodging at Boscastle, walked from that place to the picturesque cove of Pentargen, desiring to examine the caves there. Halfway down the precipitous path to the Pentargen beach he came suddenly upon a man sitting in an attitude of ...
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One afternoon, at low water, Mr. Isbister, a young artist lodging at Boscastle, walked from that place to the picturesque cove of Pentargen, desiring to examine the caves there. Halfway down the precipitous path to the Pentargen beach he came suddenly upon a man sitting in an attitude of profound distress beneath a projecting mass of rock. The hands of this man hung limply over his knees, his eyes were red and staring before him, and his face was wet with tears.

He glanced round at Isbister's footfall. Both men were disconcerted, Isbister the more so, and, to override the awkwardness of his involuntary pause, he remarked, with an air of mature conviction, that the weather was hot for the time of year.

"Very," answered the stranger shortly, hesitated a second, and added in a colourless tone, "I can't sleep."

Isbister stopped abruptly. "No?" was all he said, but his bearing conveyed his helpful impulse.

"It may sound incredible," said the stranger, turning weary eyes to Isbister's face and emphasizing his words with a languid hand, "but I have had no sleep—no sleep at all for six nights."

"Had advice?"

"Yes. Bad advice for the most part. Drugs. My nervous system.... They are all very well for the run of people. It's hard to explain. I dare not take... sufficiently powerful drugs."

"That makes it difficult," said Isbister.

He stood helplessly in the narrow path, perplexed what to do. Clearly the man wanted to talk. An idea natural enough under the circumstances, prompted him to keep the conversation going. "I've never suffered from sleeplessness myself," he said in a tone of commonplace gossip, "but in those cases I have known, people have usually found something—"

"I dare make no experiments."

He spoke wearily. He gave a gesture of rejection, and for a space both men were silent.

"Exercise?" suggested Isbister diffidently, with a glance from his interlocutor's face of wretchedness to the touring costume he wore.

"That is what I have tried. Unwisely perhaps. I have followed the coast, day after day—from New Quay. It has only added muscular fatigue to the mental. The cause of this unrest was overwork—trouble. There was something—"

He stopped as if from sheer fatigue. He rubbed his forehead with a lean hand. He resumed speech like one who talks to himself.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013429932
  • Publisher: vladislav sogan
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 294 KB

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Unreadable

    This 'book' is the typical result you obtain when you put total, unquestioning faith in technology. The original was scanned and processed by information technology, but never verified for validity by human eyes. In this case the ebook is so badly garbled that it is unreadable. The download was free, but the book was. not worth the time it took to transfer the data.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    i want a decoder ring

    many of these cheap publications of classics end up with lines, sometimes even pages of undecipherable mess. i really wish there was a way to tell before i buy the book if it was full of crap like that. guess that's why i'm writing a review, so you don't have to. if you are patient enough to sift through the mess then it's a great deal!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2002

    A Pretty Good book

    I thought this book had a very good premise. A man falls into a trance and wakes up 200 years later and ends up owning half the world. The first 100 pages a very enjoyable and exciting but the book became slow moving towards the end but I still recommend it to any reader of science fiction.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Very fascinating. Makes for a good read. This version is good to

    Very fascinating. Makes for a good read. This version is good too, with no errors. The other comments are for another version of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Poor Version

    This version was so full of typographical errors and gaps I could barely read it. I bet it was good if it had been done properly

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Bad format

    The formatting makes this unreadable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Not his best

    Excellent premise but overly long. I felt Wells could have spent more tme on character development and less time on the MANY details of the new world. Interesting how the power transfer to one man was achieved, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    A very interesting and entertaining read, and a nice version, wh

    A very interesting and entertaining read, and a nice version, which is error free. Very well-done. Wells is always intriguing.

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    Posted June 6, 2012

    Oh.

    That is why. Ouch. Weird letters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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