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In the Days of the Comet

In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells
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William ("Willie") is a student living in the British town of Clayton. As a Socialist, he tries to move power from the upper class to the working class. Interestingly, in a fictitious confrontation Britain declares war on Germany. Willie falls in love with Nettie, but when she elopes with an upper-class man, Willie resolves to kill them both. Throughout the novel there is present in the sky a large comet which gives off a green glow. As Willie prepares to shoot the lovers, two battleships appear and begin shelling the coast, causing Willie to nearly lose his targets. As the comet enters the atmosphere, it gives off a green gas which envelopes everyone including Willie, who falls asleep. Willie wakes up a changed man. He is able to reason so clearly that he realizes the foolishness of his plan for revenge. Other people have changed too. Our hero marvels at how humankind has risen to new levels of vision and understanding.

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This etext was produced by Judy Boss.

IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET

BY H. G. WELLS

"The World's Great Age begins anew, The Golden Years return, The Earth doth like a Snake renew Her Winter Skin outworn: Heaven smiles, and Faiths and Empires gleam Like Wrecks of a Dissolving Dream."

CONTENTS

PROLOGUE

PAGE

THE MAN WHO WROTE IN THE TOWER . . . 3

BOOK THE FIRST

THE COMET

CHAPTER

I. DUST IN THE SHADOWS . . . . . . 9 II. NETTIE . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 III. THE REVOLVER . . . . . . . . . 89 IV. WAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 V. THE PURSUIT OF THE TWO LOVERS . . 184

BOOK THE SECOND

THE GREEN VAPORS

I. THE CHANGE . . . . . . . . . 221 II. THE AWAKENING . . . . . . . . . 252 III. THE CABINET COUNCIL . . . . . . . 279

BOOK THE THIRD

THE NEW WORLD

CHAPTER PAGE

I. LOVE AFTER THE CHANGE . . . . . . 303 II. MY MOTHER'S LAST DAYS . . . . . . 335 III. BELTANE AND NEW YEAR'S EVE . . . 353

EPILOGUE

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