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Book of Sand by Jorge Luis Borges

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Description

Famous short story about an occult book that never shows the same page twice.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English

Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

US General American (GenAm)

Transcript

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Excerpt from Book of Sand by JorGE lUIs Borges. I opened the book at random. The script was strange to me. The pages which were worn and type a graphically poor were laid out in a double column, as in the bible. The text was closely printed and it was ordered inverse sickles. In the upper corners of the pages were Arabic numbers. I noticed that one left hand page bore the number, let us say 40,514 and the facing right hand, page 999. I turned the leaf. It was numbered with eight digits. It also bore a small illustration, like the kind used in dictionaries, an anchor drawn with pen and ink, as if by a schoolboy's clumsy hand. It was at this point that the stranger said, look at the illustration closely. You'll never see it again.