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    een so backward. I always thought that this age was supposed to be the beginning. History says the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were full of stir and enquiry. The mind of man was awakening.

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    But it is strange how little has been done. I see no signs of the great movement. Why, you have not yet grasped the importance of the machines." "We have automobiles and flying machines," interru

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    pted Allingham, weakly. [Pg 144] "And you treat them like slaves," retorted the Clockwork man. "That fact was revealed to me by your callous behaviour towards your motor car. It was not until ma

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    n began to respect the machines that his real history begun. What ideas have you about the relation of man to the outer cosmos?" "We have a theory of relativity," Allingham ventured. "Einstein!"

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The Clockwork man's features altered just perceptibly to an expression of faint surprise. "Is he already born?" "He is beginning to be understood. And some attempt is being made to popularise his theory. But I don't know that I altogether agree." The Doctor hesitated, aware of the uselessness of dissension upon such a subject where his companion was con

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cerned. Another idea came into his head. "What sort of a world is yours? To look at, I mean. How does it appear to the eye and touch?" "It is a multiform world," replied the Clockwork man (he had managed to fold his arms now, and apart from a certain stiffness his attitude was fairly normal). "Now, your world has a certain definite shape. That is what puz

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zles me so. There is one of everything. One sky, and one floor. Everything is fixed and stable. At least, so it appears to[Pg 145] me. And then you have objects placed about in certain positions, trees, houses, lamp-posts—and they never alter their positions. It reminds me of the scenery they used in the old theatres. Now, in my world everything is consta

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ntly moving, and there is not one of everything, but always there are a great many of each thing. The universe has no definite shape at all. The sky does not look, like yours does, simply a sort of inverted bowl. It is a shapeless void. But what strikes me so forcibly about your world is that everything appears to be leading somewhere, and you expect always to come to the end of things. But in my world everything goes on for ever." "But the streets and houses?" hazarded Allingham, "aren't they

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like ours?" The Clockwork man shook his head. "We have houses, but they are not full of things like yours are, and we don't live in them. They are simply places where we go when we take ourselves to pieces or overhaul ourselves. They are—" his mouth opened very wide, "the nearest approach to fixed objects that we have, and we regard them as jumping-off places for succ

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