FROM 2000 TO 1887
Chapter 1: I first saw the light in the
city of Boston in the year 1857.
Chapter 2: The thirtieth day of May, 1887,
fell on a Monday. It was one of the annual holidays of the nation in the
latter third of the nineteenth century....
Chapter 3: "He is going to open his eyes.
He had better see but one of us at first."
Chapter 4: I did not faint, but the effort
to realize my position made me very giddy....
Chapter 5: When, in the course of the
evening the ladies retired, leaving Dr. Leete and myself alone, he sounded
me as to my disposition for sleep....
Chapter 6: Dr. Leete ceased speaking,
and I remained silent, endeavoring to form some general conception of the
changes in the arrangements of society implied in the tremendous revolution
which he had described.
Chapter 7: "It is after you have mustered
your industrial army into service," I said, "that I should expect the chief
difficulty to arise...."
Chapter 8: When I awoke I felt greatly
refreshed, and lay a considerable time in a dozing state, enjoying the
sensation of bodily comfort.
Chapter 9: Dr. and Mrs. Leete were evidently
not a little startled to learn, when they presently appeared, that I had
been all over the city alone that morning....
Chapter 10: "If I am going to explain
our way of shopping to you," said my companion, as we walked along the
street, "you must explain your way to me.
Chapter 11: When we arrived home, Dr.
Leete had not yet returned....
Chapter 12: The questions which I needed
to ask before I could acquire even an outline acquaintance with the institutions
of the twentieth century being endless....
Chapter 13: As Edith had promised he should
do, Dr. Leete accompanied me to my bedroom when I retired....
Chapter 14: A heavy rainstorm came up
during the day, and I had concluded that the condition of the streets would
be such that my hosts would have to give up the idea of going out to dinner....
Chapter 15: When, in the course of our
tour of inspection, we came to the library, we succumbed to the temptation
of the luxurious leather chairs with which it was furnished....
Chapter 16: Next morning I rose somewhat
before the breakfast hour.
Chapter 17: I found the processes at the
warehouse quite as interesting as Edith had described them....
Chapter 18: That evening I sat up for
some time after the ladies had retired, talking with Dr. Leete about the
effect of the plan of exempting men from further service to the nation
after the age of forty-five....
Chapter 19: In the course of an early morning
constitutional I visited Charlestown.
Chapter 20: That afternoon Edith casually
inquired if I had yet revisited the underground chamber in the garden in
which I had been found.
Chaper 21: It had been suggested by Dr.
Leete that we should devote the next morning to an inspection of the schools
and colleges of the city....
Chapter 22: We had made an appointment
to meet the ladies at the dining-hall for dinner....
Chapter 23: That evening, as I sat with
Edith in the music room, listening to some pieces in the programme of that
day which had attracted my notice....
Chapter 24: In the morning I went down
stairs early in the hope of seeing Edith alone.
Chapter 25: The personality of Edith Leete
had naturally impressed me strongly ever since I had come, in so strange
a manner, to be an inmate of her father's house....
Chapter 26: I think if a person were ever
excusable for losing track of the days of the week, the circumstances excused
Chapter 27: I never could tell just why,
but Sunday afternoon during my old life had been a time when I was peculiarly
subject to melancholy....
Chapter 28: It's a little after the time
you told me to wake you, sir. You did not come out of it as quick as common,