The Flutter of the Goldleaf

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Author: Olive Tilford Dargan (Fielding Burke)
Co-author: Frederick Peterson
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,804 / 61 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 480
Added to site: 2006.12.24
mnybks.net#: 15627
Genre: Drama
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in ours, in others incomparably more advanced.

Seymour

We may admit that.

(BELLOWS looks to WARNER for sympathy, and shakes his head.)

Philo

We have reached a stage when we have begun to peer out into the stellar depths and question them. We are beginning to master the light and the lightning, to measure the vastness of space, to weigh the suns, to determine the elements that comprise them, to talk and send messages thousands of miles without wires. Each year uncovers new wonders, infinitely minute, infinitely great.

Seymour

True,--all true.

Philo (becoming more repressed and tensely excited as he goes on)

The dreams of the alchemists are being realized. That machine yonder detects the waves from a millionth of a millionth of a milligramme of radium.

Seymour

What!

Philo

I have invented a tuned electroscope that would be destroyed by such wa

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