PART TWOCROSSING THE THRESHOLD

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THERE WAS A DIZZY, SICKENING SENSATION OF SIGHTTHAT WAS NOT LIKE SEEING; I SAW LINE THAT WAS NO LINE;SPACE THAT WAS NOT SPACE. I WAS MYSELF AND NOT MYSELF.WHEN I COULD FIND VOICE, I SHRIEKED ALOUDIN AGONY, “EITHER THIS IS MADNESS OR IT IS HELL.”“IT IS NEITHER,” CALMLY REPLIED THE VOICE OF THE SPHERE.“IT IS KNOWLEDGE; IT IS THREE DIMENSIONS.OPEN YOUR EYES ONCE AGAIN AND TRY TO LOOK STEADILY.”

Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland

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