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Equality - Chapter 13. Private Capital Stolen From The Social Fund Equality - Chapter 13. Private Capital Stolen From The Social Fund

Equality - Chapter 13. Private Capital Stolen From The Social Fund
CHAPTER XIII. PRIVATE CAPITAL STOLEN FROM THE SOCIAL FUND"I observe," pursued the doctor, "that Edith is getting very impatient with these dry disquisitions, and thinks it high time we passed from wealth in the abstract to wealth in the concrete, as illustrated by the contents of your safe. I will delay the company only while I say a very few words more; but really this question of the restoration of your million, raised half in jest as it was, so vitally touches the central and fundamental principle of our social order that I want to give you at least an outline... Long Stories - Post by : Marie_Montard - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 621

Equality - Chapter 12. How Inequality Of Wealth Destroys Liberty Equality - Chapter 12. How Inequality Of Wealth Destroys Liberty

Equality - Chapter 12. How Inequality Of Wealth Destroys Liberty
CHAPTER XII. HOW INEQUALITY OF WEALTH DESTROYS LIBERTY"Nevertheless," said the doctor, "I have stated only half the reason the judges would give wherefore they could not, by returning your wealth, permit the impairment of our collective economic system and the beginnings of economic inequality in the nation. There is another great and equal right of all men which, though strictly included under the right of life, is by generous minds set even above it: I mean the right of liberty--that is to say, the right not only to live, but to live in personal independence of one's fellows, owning only those... Long Stories - Post by : bensonconsult - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2628

Equality - Chapter 11. Life the Basis of the Right of Property Equality - Chapter 11. Life the Basis of the Right of Property

Equality - Chapter 11. Life the Basis of the Right of Property
CHAPTER XI. LIFE THE BASIS OF THE RIGHT OF PROPERTYAmong the pieces of furniture in the subterranean bedchamber where Dr. Leete had found me sleeping was one of the strong boxes of iron cunningly locked which in my time were used for the storage of money and valuables. The location of this chamber so far underground, its solid stone construction and heavy doors, had not only made it impervious to noise but equally proof against thieves, and its very existence being, moreover, a secret, I had thought that no place could be safer for keeping the evidences of my wealth. Edith... Long Stories - Post by : tonyjohn - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2369

Equality - Chapter 10. A Midnight Plunge Equality - Chapter 10. A Midnight Plunge

Equality - Chapter 10. A Midnight Plunge
CHAPTER X. A MIDNIGHT PLUNGEIt was after dark when we reached home, and several hours later before we had made an end of telling our adventures. Indeed, my hosts seemed at all times unable to hear too much of my impressions of modern things, appearing to be as much interested in what I thought of them as I was in the things themselves. "It is really, you see," Edith's mother had said, "the manifestation of vanity on our part. You are a sort of looking-glass to us, in which we can see how we appear from a different point of view... Long Stories - Post by : jvseeker - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3090

Equality - Chapter 9. Something That Had Not Changed Equality - Chapter 9. Something That Had Not Changed

Equality - Chapter 9. Something That Had Not Changed
CHAPTER IX. SOMETHING THAT HAD NOT CHANGEDWhen we parted with the superintendent of the paper-process factory I said to Edith that I had taken in since that morning about all the new impressions and new philosophies I could for the time mentally digest, and felt great need of resting my mind for a space in the contemplation of something--if indeed there were anything--which had not changed or been improved in the last century. After a moment's consideration Edith exclaimed: "I have it! Ask no questions, but just come with me." Presently, as we were making our way along the route she... Long Stories - Post by : mxthree - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2846

Equality - Chapter 8. The Greatest Wonder Yet Fashion Dethroned Equality - Chapter 8. The Greatest Wonder Yet Fashion Dethroned

Equality - Chapter 8. The Greatest Wonder Yet Fashion Dethroned
CHAPTER VIII. THE GREATEST WONDER YET--FASHION DETHRONED"You surely can not form the slightest idea of the bodily ecstasy it gives me to have done with that horrible masquerade in mummy clothes," exclaimed my companion as we left the house. "To think this is the first time we have actually been walking together!" "Surely you forget," I replied; "we have been out together several times." "Out together, yes, but not walking," she answered; "at least I was not walking. I don't know what would be the proper zoological term to describe the way I got over the ground inside of those bags,... Long Stories - Post by : nodaclu - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1548

Equality - Chapter 7. A String of Surprises Equality - Chapter 7. A String of Surprises

Equality - Chapter 7. A String of Surprises
CHAPTER VII. A STRING OF SURPRISESThe extremely delicate tints of Edith's costume led me to remark that the color effects of the modern dress seemed to be in general very light as compared with those which prevailed in my day. "The result," I said, "is extremely pleasing, but if you will excuse a rather prosaic suggestion, it occurs to me that with the whole nation given over to wearing these delicate schemes of color, the accounts for washing must be pretty large. I should suppose they would swamp the national treasury if laundry bills are anything like what they used to... Long Stories - Post by : SamBurnett - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 734

Equality - Chapter 6. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense Equality - Chapter 6. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Equality - Chapter 6. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense
CHAPTER VI. HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSEWhen we reached the house the doctor said: "I am going to leave you to Edith this morning. The fact is, my duties as mentor, while extremely to my taste, are not quite a sinecure. The questions raised in our talks frequently suggest the necessity of refreshing my general knowledge of the contrasts between your day and this by looking up the historical authorities. The conversation this morning has indicated lines of research which will keep me busy in the library the rest of the day." I found Edith in the garden, and received... Long Stories - Post by : wealth-masters - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 991

Equality - Chapter 5. I Experience a New Sensation Equality - Chapter 5. I Experience a New Sensation

Equality - Chapter 5. I Experience a New Sensation
CHAPTER V. I EXPERIENCE A NEW SENSATION"Doctor," said I as we came out of the bank, "I have a most extraordinary feeling." "What sort of a feeling?" "It is a sensation which I never had anything like before," I said, "and never expected to have. I feel as if I wanted to go to work. Yes, Julian West, millionaire, loafer by profession, who never did anything useful in his life and never wanted to, finds himself seized with an overmastering desire to roll up his sleeves and do something toward rendering an equivalent for his living." "But," said the doctor, "Congress... Long Stories - Post by : Kevin_L._Ocasio - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1463

Equality - Chapter 4. A Twentieth-Century Bank Parlor Equality - Chapter 4. A Twentieth-Century Bank Parlor

Equality - Chapter 4. A Twentieth-Century Bank Parlor
CHAPTER IV. A TWENTIETH-CENTURY BANK PARLORThe formalities at the bank proved to be very simple. Dr. Leete introduced me to the superintendent, and the rest followed as a matter of course, the whole process not taking three minutes. I was informed that the annual credit of the adult citizen for that year was $4,000, and that the portion due me for the remainder of the year, it being the latter part of September, was $1,075.41. Taking vouchers to the amount of $300, I left the rest on deposit precisely as I should have done at one of the nineteenth-century banks in... Long Stories - Post by : enq264 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2070

Equality - Chapter 3. I Acquire a Stake in the Country Equality - Chapter 3. I Acquire a Stake in the Country

Equality - Chapter 3. I Acquire a Stake in the Country
CHAPTER III. I ACQUIRE A STAKE IN THE COUNTRYOn going into breakfast the ladies met us with a highly interesting piece of intelligence which they had found in the morning's news. It was, in fact, nothing less than an announcement of action taken by the United States Congress in relation to myself. A resolution had, it appeared, been unanimously passed which, after reciting the facts of my extraordinary return to life, proceeded to clear up any conceivable question that might arise as to my legal status by declaring me an American citizen in full standing and entitled to all a citizen's... Long Stories - Post by : StaceyW - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1082

Equality - Chapter 2. Why The Revolution Did Not Come Earlier Equality - Chapter 2. Why The Revolution Did Not Come Earlier

Equality - Chapter 2. Why The Revolution Did Not Come Earlier
CHAPTER II. WHY THE REVOLUTION DID NOT COME EARLIERAbsorbed in our talk, we had not heard the steps of Dr. Leete as he approached. "I have been watching you for ten minutes from the house," he said, "until, in fact, I could no longer resist the desire to know what you find so interesting." "Your daughter," said I, "has been proving herself a mistress of the Socratic method. Under a plausible pretext of gross ignorance, she has been asking me a series of easy questions, with the result that I see as I never imagined it before the colossal sham of... Long Stories - Post by : PhotoCrib - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1070

Equality - Chapter 1. A Sharp Cross-Examiner Equality - Chapter 1. A Sharp Cross-Examiner

Equality - Chapter 1. A Sharp Cross-Examiner
CHAPTER I. A SHARP CROSS-EXAMINERWith many expressions of sympathy and interest Edith listened to the story of my dream. When, finally, I had made an end, she remained musing. "What are you thinking about?" I said. "I was thinking," she answered, "how it would have been if your dream had been true." "True!" I exclaimed. "How could it have been true?" "I mean," she said, "if it had all been a dream, as you supposed it was in your nightmare, and you had never really seen our Republic of the Golden Rule or me, but had only slept a night and... Long Stories - Post by : theoldgringo - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2976

Equality - Preface Equality - Preface

Equality - Preface
Looking Backward was a small book, and I was not able to get into it all I wished to say on the subject. Since it was published what was left out of it has loomed up as so much more important than what it contained that I have been constrained to write another book. I have taken the date of Looking Backward, the year 2000, as that of Equality, and have utilized the framework of the former story as a starting point for this which I now offer. In order that those who have not read Looking Backward may be at... Long Stories - Post by : HmongWarrior - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3373

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 28 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 28

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 28
XXVIII."It's a little after the time you told me to wake you, sir. You did not come out of it as quick as common, sir." The voice was the voice of my man Sawyer. I started bolt upright in bed and stared around. I was in my underground chamber. The mellow light of the lamp which always burned in the room when I occupied it illumined the familiar walls and furnishings. By my bedside, with the glass of sherry in his hand which Dr. Pillsbury prescribed on first rousing from a mesmeric sleep, by way of awakening the torpid physical functions,... Long Stories - Post by : deepartd - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1547

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 27 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 27

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 27
XXVII.I never could tell just why, but Sunday afternoon during my old life had been a time when I was peculiarly subject to melancholy, when the color unaccountably faded out of all the aspects of life, and everything appeared pathetically uninteresting. The hours, which in general were wont to bear me easily on their wings, lost the power of flight, and toward the close of the day, drooping quite to earth, had fairly to be dragged along by main strength. Perhaps it was partly owing to the established association of ideas that, despite the utter change in my circumstances, I fell... Long Stories - Post by : destiny911 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 715

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 26 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 26

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 26
XXVI.I think if a person were ever excusable for losing track of the days of the week, the circumstances excused me. Indeed, if I had been told that the method of reckoning time had been wholly changed and the days were now counted in lots of five, ten, or fifteen instead of seven, I should have been in no way surprised after what I had already heard and seen of the twentieth century. The first time that any inquiry as to the days of the week occurred to me was the morning following the conversation related in the last chapter. At... Long Stories - Post by : ClickBankJen - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2465

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 25 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 25

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 25
XXV.The personality of Edith Leete had naturally impressed me strongly ever since I had come, in so strange a manner, to be an inmate of her father's house, and it was to be expected that after what had happened the night previous, I should be more than ever preoccupied with thoughts of her. From the first I had been struck with the air of serene frankness and ingenuous directness, more like that of a noble and innocent boy than any girl I had ever known, which characterized her. I was curious to know how far this charming quality might be peculiar... Long Stories - Post by : Donna_Maher - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2481

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 24 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 24

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 24
XXIV.In the morning I went down stairs early in the hope of seeing Edith alone. In this, however, I was disappointed. Not finding her in the house, I sought her in the garden, but she was not there. In the course of my wanderings I visited the underground chamber, and sat down there to rest. Upon the reading table in the chamber several periodicals and newspapers lay, and thinking that Dr. Leete might be interested in glancing over a Boston daily of 1887, I brought one of the papers with me into the house when I came. At breakfast I met... Long Stories - Post by : calljian - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3533

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 23 Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 23

Looking Backwards From 2000 To 1887 - Chapter 23
XXIII.That evening, as I sat with Edith in the music room, listening to some pieces in the programme of that day which had attracted my notice, I took advantage of an interval in the music to say, "I have a question to ask you which I fear is rather indiscreet." "I am quite sure it is not that," she replied, encouragingly. "I am in the position of an eavesdropper," I continued, "who, having overheard a little of a matter not intended for him, though seeming to concern him, has the impudence to come to the speaker for the rest." "An eavesdropper!"... Long Stories - Post by : larrym - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2574