Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Mr Blettsworthy On Rampole Island: H.G. Wells

Mr Blettsworthy has been cast away on a cannibal island- where he survives by taking on the shamanic role of "sacred idiot". He too eats the euphemistically named "gifts of the Friend" because one has to fit in, doesn't one?

Restored to civilization, he finds The Great War is raging and enlists as a private because...
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