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The Angel of the Revolution

A Tale of the Coming Terror

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Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 145,841 / 418 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: PS
Series: Tsar Wars
Downloads: 1,493
Added to site: 2010.02.19
mnybks.net#: 26710
Origin: gutenberg.org

A thrilling and deeply exciting tale of a world-wide revolution, and the federation of the European and English-speaking countries brought to pass by the agency of a man who had at one time been a victim of Russian tyranny.

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CHAPTER II.

AT WAR WITH SOCIETY.

When Richard Arnold reached the Embankment dusk had deepened into night, so far, at least, as nature was concerned. But in London in the beginning of the twentieth century there was but little night to speak of, save in the sense of a division of time. The date of the paper which contained the account of the tragedy on the Russian railway was September 3rd, 1903, and within the last ten years enormous progress had been made in electric lighting.

The ebb and flow in the Thames had at last been turned to account, and worked huge turbines which perpetually stored up electric power that was used not only for lighting, but for cooking in hotels and private houses, and for driving machinery. At all the great centres of traffic huge electric suns cast their rays far and wide along the streets, supplementing the light of the lesser lamps with which they were lined on each side.

The Embankment from Westminster to Blackfriars was bathed in a flood of soft wh

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