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Unformatted text preview: t I know it will never happen again." He shook his head, smiling at her. "What a fool you are. What an egotist. You make me think of all the scientists whose words I read now and listen to on the television. It's happened before, and before and before . . . and this time is the right time, this time is the moment, this time there shall be no sacrifice, this time we will strive as never in the past!" "I'll die before I help you." He shook his head wanly. He looked away. He seemed to be dream- ing. "Do you think we will be merciful when we rule? Has any supe- rior being ever been merciful to the weaker? Were the Spaniards when they came to the New World merciful to the savages they found there? No, it's never happened in history, has it, that the higher species, the species with the advantages, has been kind to those who were lower. On the contrary, the higher species wipes out the lower. Isn't that so? It's your world, tell me about it! As if I didn't know." The tea...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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