With The Night Mail

With The Night Mail
A Story of 2000 A.D.

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With The Night Mail by Rudyard Kipling

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1909

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With The Night Mail
A Story of 2000 A.D.

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Together with extracts from thecontemporary magazine in which it appeared.

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he spirals of blades with a force that would whip the teeth out of a power-saw. Behind, is its own pressure held in leash or spurred on by the lift-shunts; before it, the vacuum where Fleury's Ray dances in violet-green bands and whirled turbillions of flame. The jointed U-tubes of the vacuum-chamber are pressure-tempered colloid (no glass would endure the strain for an instant) and a junior engineer with tinted spectacles watches the Ray intently. It is the very heart of the machine--a mystery to this day. Even Fleury who begat it and, unlike Magniac, died a multi-millionaire, could not explain how the restless little imp shuddering in the U-tube can, in the fractional fraction of a second, strike the furious blast of gas into a chill grayish-green liquid that drains (you can hear it trickle) from the far end of the vacuum through the eduction-pipes and the mains back to the bilges. Here it returns to its gaseous, one had almost written sagacious, state and climbs to work afresh. Bilge-tank, upper tank, dors

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(1909) Sci-Fi (Futuristic view) / Adventure (peril in the air)


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Story of the future ( a 1909 look forward to 2000), when the mail is no longer carried by ship, but by dirigible.
The story has two distinctive paths.

o One is a story of the perils of the crowded skies and dangers associated with long distance lighter-than-air flight

o The second is a clever attempt at revealing the authors idea of future
events, via the articles and advertisements of the newspapers of the day.

The story is told from the writings of a passenger on one of the flights 'With The Night Mail'.


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