Saturday, June 12, 2010


A novel by H.G. Wells (1923)
Mr Barnstaple was ever such a careful driver, careful to indicate before every man-oeuvre and very much in favor of slowing down at the slightest hint of difficulty. So however could he have got the car into a skid on a bend on the Maidenhead road? When he recovered himself he was more than a little relieved to see the two cars that he had been following still merrily motoring along in front of him. It seemed that all was well - except that the scenery had changed, rather a lot. It was then that the awful truth dawned: Mr Barnstaple had been hurled into another world altogether. How would he ever survive in this supposed Utopia, and more importantly, how would he ever get back?

Read it here (via Project Gutenberg)

If you don't know who H.G. Wells is, then maybe the picture below will ring a bell. It is from another famous story by him.. take a guess.