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Equality - Chapter 33. Several Important Matters Overlooked Equality - Chapter 33. Several Important Matters Overlooked

Equality - Chapter 33. Several Important Matters Overlooked
CHAPTER XXXIII. SEVERAL IMPORTANT MATTERS OVERLOOKEDAfter dinner the doctor said that he had an excursion to suggest for the afternoon. "It has often occurred to me," he went on, "that when you shall go out into the world and become familiar with its features by your own observation, you will, in looking back on these preparatory lessons I have tried to give you, form a very poor impression of my talent as a pedagogue. I am very much dissatisfied myself with the method in which I have developed the subject, which, instead of having been philosophically conceived as a plan of... Long Stories - Post by : mactanbiz - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2331

Equality - Chapter 32. Eritis Sicut Deus Equality - Chapter 32. Eritis Sicut Deus

Equality - Chapter 32. Eritis Sicut Deus
CHAPTER XXXII. ERITIS SICUT DEUS"I infer, then," I said, "that the disappearance of religious divisions and the priestly caste has not operated to lessen the general interest in religion." "Should you have supposed that it would so operate?" "I don't know. I never gave much thought to such matters. The ecclesiastical class represented that they were very essential to the conservation of religion, and the rest of us took it for granted that it was so." "Every social institution which has existed for a considerable time," replied Mr. Barton, "has doubtless performed some function which was at the time more or... Long Stories - Post by : Marcus_Barber - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 660

Equality - Chapter 31. 'Neither In This Mountain Nor At Jerusalem' Equality - Chapter 31. "Neither In This Mountain Nor At Jerusalem"

Equality - Chapter 31. 'Neither In This Mountain Nor At Jerusalem'
CHAPTER XXXI. "NEITHER IN THIS MOUNTAIN NOR AT JERUSALEM"The next morning, it being again necessary for Edith to report at her post of duty, I accompanied her to the railway station. While we stood waiting for the train my attention was drawn to a distinguished-looking man who alighted from an incoming car. He appeared by nineteenth-century standards about sixty years old, and was therefore presumably eighty or ninety, that being about the rate of allowance I have found it necessary to make in estimating the ages of my new contemporaries, owing to the slower advent of signs of age in these... Long Stories - Post by : money2bmade - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1960

Equality - Chapter 30. What Universal Culture Means Equality - Chapter 30. What Universal Culture Means

Equality - Chapter 30. What Universal Culture Means
CHAPTER XXX. WHAT UNIVERSAL CULTURE MEANSIt was one of those Indian summer afternoons when it seems sinful waste of opportunity to spend a needless hour within. Being in no sort of hurry, the doctor and I chartered a motor-carriage for two at the next station, and set forth in the general direction of home, indulging ourselves in as many deviations from the route as pleased our fancy. Presently, as we rolled noiselessly over the smooth streets, leaf-strewn from the bordering colonnades of trees, I began to exclaim about the precocity of school children who at the age of thirteen or fourteen... Long Stories - Post by : angiecook - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2212

Equality - Chapter 29. I Receive An Ovation Equality - Chapter 29. I Receive An Ovation

Equality - Chapter 29. I Receive An Ovation
CHAPTER XXIX. I RECEIVE AN OVATION"And now," the teacher went on, glancing at the gallery where the doctor and I had been sitting unseen, "I have a great surprise for you. Among those who have listened to your recitation to-day, both in the forenoon and afternoon, has been a certain personage whose identity you ought to be able to infer when I say that, of all persons now on earth, he is absolutely the one best able, and the only one fully able, to judge how accurate your portrayal of nineteenth-century conditions has been. Lest the knowledge should disturb your equanimity,... Long Stories - Post by : fantasma - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3443

Equality - Chapter 28. How The Profit System Nullified The Benefit Of Inventions Equality - Chapter 28. How The Profit System Nullified The Benefit Of Inventions

Equality - Chapter 28. How The Profit System Nullified The Benefit Of Inventions
CHAPTER XXVIII. HOW THE PROFIT SYSTEM NULLIFIED THE BENEFIT OF INVENTIONS"The general subject of the hostility of private capitalism to progress," pursued the teacher, "divides itself, as I said, into two branches. First, the constitutional antagonism between a system of distinct and separate vested interests and all unsettling changes which, whatever their ultimate effect, must be directly damaging to those interests. We will now ask you, Harold, to take up the second branch of the subject--namely, the effect of the profit principle to minimize, if not wholly to nullify, the benefit to the community of such inventions and improvements as were... Long Stories - Post by : resellers - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1449

Equality - Chapter 27. Hostility Of A System Of Vested Interests To Improvement Equality - Chapter 27. Hostility Of A System Of Vested Interests To Improvement

Equality - Chapter 27. Hostility Of A System Of Vested Interests To Improvement
CHAPTER XXVII. HOSTILITY OF A SYSTEM OF VESTED INTERESTS TO IMPROVEMENT"Now, Florence," said the teacher, "with your assistance we will take up the closing topic in our consideration of the economic system of our fathers--namely, its hostility to invention and improvement. It has been our painful duty to point out numerous respects in which our respected ancestors were strangely blind to the true character and effects of their economic institutions, but no instance perhaps is more striking than this. Far from seeing the necessary antagonism between private capitalism and the march of improvement which is so plain to us, they appear... Long Stories - Post by : Abbey - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 870

Equality - Chapter 26. Foreign Commerce Under Profits... Equality - Chapter 26. Foreign Commerce Under Profits...

Equality - Chapter 26. Foreign Commerce Under Profits...
CHAPTER XXVI. FOREIGN COMMERCE UNDER PROFITS; PROTECTION AND FREE TRADE, OR BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP SEA.We arrived at the Arlington School some time before the beginning of the recitation which we were to attend, and the doctor took the opportunity to introduce me to the teacher. He was extremely interested to learn that I had attended the morning session, and very desirous to know something of my impressions. As to the forthcoming recitation, he suggested that if the members of the class were aware that they had so distinguished an auditor, it would be likely to embarrass them, and... Long Stories - Post by : John_Sikora - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3230

Equality - Chapter 25. The Strikers Equality - Chapter 25. The Strikers

Equality - Chapter 25. The Strikers
CHAPTER XXV. THE STRIKERSPresently, as we were crossing Boston Common, absorbed in conversation, a shadow fell athwart the way, and looking up, I saw towering above us a sculptured group of heroic size. "Who are these?" I exclaimed. "You ought to know if any one," said the doctor. "They are contemporaries of yours who were making a good deal of disturbance in your day." But, indeed, it had only been as an involuntary expression of surprise that I had questioned what the figures stood for. Let me tell you, readers of the twentieth century, what I saw up there on the... Long Stories - Post by : Jeremy_Daley - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1495

Equality - Chapter 24. I Am Shown All The Kingdoms Of The Earth Equality - Chapter 24. I Am Shown All The Kingdoms Of The Earth

Equality - Chapter 24. I Am Shown All The Kingdoms Of The Earth
CHAPTER XXIV. I AM SHOWN ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTHThe boys and girls of the political-economy class rose to their feet at the teacher's word of dismissal, and in the twinkling of an eye the scene which had been absorbing my attention disappeared, and I found myself staring at Dr. Leete's smiling countenance and endeavoring to imagine how I had come to be where I was. During the greater part and all the latter part of the session of the class so absolute had been the illusion of being actually present in the schoolroom, and so absorbing the interest of... Long Stories - Post by : akshay - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2947

Equality - Chapter 23. 'The Parable of the Water-Tank' Equality - Chapter 23. "The Parable of the Water-Tank"

Equality - Chapter 23. 'The Parable of the Water-Tank'
CHAPTER XXIII. "The Parable of the Water-Tank""That will do, George. We will close the session here. Our discussion, I find, has taken a broader range than I expected, and to complete the subject we shall need to have a brief session this afternoon.--And now, by way of concluding the morning, I propose to offer a little contribution of my own. The other day, at the museum, I was delving among the relics of literature of the great Revolution, with a view to finding something that might illustrate our theme. I came across a little pamphlet of the period, yellow and almost... Long Stories - Post by : drewbradford - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 655

Equality - Chapter 22. Economic Suicide Of The Profit System Equality - Chapter 22. Economic Suicide Of The Profit System

Equality - Chapter 22. Economic Suicide Of The Profit System
CHAPTER XXII. ECONOMIC SUICIDE OF THE PROFIT SYSTEMThe morning following, Edith received a call to report at her post of duty for some special occasion. After she had gone, I sought out the doctor in the library and began to ply him with questions, of which, as usual, a store had accumulated in my mind overnight. "If you desire to continue your historical studies this morning," he said presently, "I am going to propose a change of teachers." "I am very well satisfied with the one whom Providence assigned to me," I answered, "but it is quite natural you should want... Long Stories - Post by : aspamtrap - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2682

Equality - Chapter 21. At the Gymnasium Equality - Chapter 21. At the Gymnasium

Equality - Chapter 21. At the Gymnasium
CHAPTER XXI. AT THE GYMNASIUMEdith had come up on the house top in time to hear the last of our talk, and now she said to her father: "Considering what you have been telling Julian about women nowadays as compared with the old days, I wonder if he would not be interested in visiting the gymnasium this afternoon and seeing something of how we train ourselves? There are going to be some foot races and air races, and a number of other tests. It is the afternoon when our year has the grounds, and I ought to be there anyway." To... Long Stories - Post by : bambito - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 992

Equality - Chapter 20. What the Revolution did for Women Equality - Chapter 20. What the Revolution did for Women

Equality - Chapter 20. What the Revolution did for Women
CHAPTER XX. WHAT THE REVOLUTION DID FOR WOMEN"It occurs to me, doctor," I said, "that it would have been even better worth the while of a woman of my day to have slept over till now than for me, seeing that the establishment of economic equality seems to have meant for more for women than for men." "Edith would perhaps not have been pleased with the substitution," said the doctor; "but really there is much in what you say, for the establishment of economic equality did in fact mean incomparably more for women than for men. In your day the condition... Long Stories - Post by : mikevecc - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2840

Equality - Chapter 19. 'Can a maid forget her ornaments?' Equality - Chapter 19. "Can a maid forget her ornaments?"

Equality - Chapter 19. 'Can a maid forget her ornaments?'
CHAPTER XIX. "CAN A MAID FORGET HER ORNAMENTS?"Presently Edith and her mother went into the house to study out the letters, and the doctor being so delightfully absorbed with the stocks and bonds that it would have been unkind not to leave him alone, it struck me that the occasion was favorable for the execution of a private project for which opportunity had hitherto been lacking. From the moment of receiving my credit card I had contemplated a particular purchase which I desired to make on the first opportunity. This was a betrothal ring for Edith. Gifts in general, it was... Long Stories - Post by : TheVCF - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3549

Equality - Chapter 18. An Echo Of the Past Equality - Chapter 18. An Echo Of the Past

Equality - Chapter 18. An Echo Of the Past
CHAPTER XVIII. AN ECHO OF THE PAST"Ah!" exclaimed Edith, who with her mother had been rummaging the drawers of the safe as the doctor and I talked, "here are some letters, if I am not mistaken. It seems, then, you used safes for something besides money." It was, in fact, as I noted with quite indescribable emotion, a packet of letters and notes from Edith Bartlett, written on various occasions during our relation as lovers, that Edith, her great-granddaughter, held in her hand. I took them from her, and opening one, found it to be a note dated May 30, 1887,... Long Stories - Post by : scott5015 - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2945

Equality - Chapter 17. The Revolution Saves Private Property From Monopoly Equality - Chapter 17. The Revolution Saves Private Property From Monopoly

Equality - Chapter 17. The Revolution Saves Private Property From Monopoly
CHAPTER XVII. THE REVOLUTION SAVES PRIVATE PROPERTY FROM MONOPOLY"Really," said her mother, "Edith touched the match to quite a large discussion when she suggested that you should open the safe for us." To which I added that I had learned more that morning about the moral basis of economic equality and the grounds for the abolition of private property than in my entire previous experience as a citizen of the twentieth century. "The abolition of private property!" exclaimed the doctor. "What is that you say?" "Of course," I said, "I am quite ready to admit that you have something--very much better... Long Stories - Post by : abrandt - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 3495

Equality - Chapter 16. An Excuse That Condemned Equality - Chapter 16. An Excuse That Condemned

Equality - Chapter 16. An Excuse That Condemned
CHAPTER XVI. AN EXCUSE THAT CONDEMNED"I have read," said Edith, "that there never was a system of oppression so bad that those who benefited by it did not recognize the moral sense so far as to make some excuse for themselves. Was the old system of property distribution, by which the few held the many in servitude through fear of starvation, an exception to this rule? Surely the rich could not have looked the poor in the face unless they had some excuse to offer, some color of reason to give for the cruel contrast between their conditions." "Thanks for reminding... Long Stories - Post by : successgates - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 2993

Equality - Chapter 15. What We Were Coming to But for The Revolution Equality - Chapter 15. What We Were Coming to But for The Revolution

Equality - Chapter 15. What We Were Coming to But for The Revolution
CHAPTER XV. WHAT WE WERE COMING TO BUT FOR THE REVOLUTION"We read in the histories," said Edith's mother, "much about the amazing extent to which particular individuals and families succeeded in concentrating in their own hands the natural resources, industrial machinery, and products of the several countries. Julian had only a million dollars, but many individuals or families had, we are told, wealth amounting to fifty, a hundred, and even two or three hundred millions. We read of infants who in the cradle were heirs of hundreds of millions. Now, something I never saw mentioned in the books was the limit,... Long Stories - Post by : icRon - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1395

Equality - Chapter 14. We Look Over My Collection Of Harnesses Equality - Chapter 14. We Look Over My Collection Of Harnesses

Equality - Chapter 14. We Look Over My Collection Of Harnesses
CHAPTER XIV. WE LOOK OVER MY COLLECTION OF HARNESSESWires for light and heat had been put into the vault, and it was as warm and bright and habitable a place as it had been a century before, when it was my sleeping chamber. Kneeling before the door of the safe, I at once addressed myself to manipulating the dial, my companions meanwhile leaning over me in attitudes of eager interest. It had been one hundred years since I locked the safe the last time, and under ordinary circumstances that would have been long enough for me to forget the combination several... Long Stories - Post by : bbsjunk - Date : July 2011 - Author : Edward Bellamy - Read : 1204