A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells

By H. G. Wells

Spanning the origins of the Earth to the result of the 1st international conflict, it is a brilliantly compelling account of the evolution of lifestyles and the improvement of the human race. alongside the way in which, Wells considers such various matters because the Neolithic period, the increase of Judaism, the Golden Age of Athens, the lifetime of Christ, the increase of Islam, the invention of the USA and the commercial Revolution. Breathtaking in its scope and passionate in its depth, this background continues to be probably the most readable of its sort.

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Oh, sure, George. ” His hands went quickly into his side coat pockets. He said gently, “George . . I ain’t got mine. ” He looked down at the ground in despair. “You never had none, you crazy bastard. I got both of ’em here. ” Lennie grinned with relief. “I . . ” His hand went into the pocket again. George looked sharply at him. ” “Ain’t a thing in my pocket,” Lennie said cleverly. “I know there ain’t. You got it in your hand. ” “I ain’t got nothin’, George. ” Lennie held his closed hand away from George’s direction.

Jus’ wanted to feel that girl’s dress—jus’ wanted to pet it like it was a mouse—— Well, how the hell did she know you jus’ wanted to feel her dress? She jerks back and you hold on like it was a mouse. She yells and we got to hide in a irrigation ditch all day with guys lookin’ for us, and we got to sneak out in the dark and get outta the country. All the time somethin’ like that—all the time. ” His anger left him suddenly. He looked across the fire at Lennie’s anguished face, and then he looked ashamedly at the flames.

The old man looked uneasily from George to Lennie, and then back. “I jus’ come there,” he said. “I didn’t hear nothing you guys was sayin’. I ain’t interested in nothing you was sayin’. ” But he was reassured by the swamper’s defense. “Come on in and set down a minute,” he said. ” “Yeah. I had ’im ever since he was a pup. ” He stood his broom against the wall and he rubbed his white bristled cheek with his knuckles. ” he asked. “Pretty good. ” “He’s a nice fella,” the swamper agreed. ” At that moment a young man came into the bunkhouse; a thin young man with a brown face, with brown eyes and a head of tightly curled hair.

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