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repsonse paper 15 - November 29, 2007 Sifting Through the...

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November 29, 2007 Matt Doherty Sifting Through the Embers , Douglas Adams Response Paper #15 The Story of the Sybilline Books, Continued. After the townspeople had finished reading the final book (only one twelfth of the all the world’s knowledge and wisdom) the people of the city were disappointed. After all, the book contained instructions on how to stop the famine and disease that had been diffusing through the city, but the problems had gone far past those outlined in the book. Small factions of citizens were trying to formulate new ideas to stop the spread of the diseases and grow more food for the others in the city. Finally, the next summer, the city was devastated. Nearly two-thirds of the population had been killed from either disease or famine, and the ones who remained were sick, starving or both. About this time, the old woman who had sold the last book to the city returned, this time bearing no volumes containing world knowledge. But she still had something to offer. “You are lucky,” she said. “Since I had traveled with those
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