Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vintage Huxley

This kid actually does look like he would grow up, a little, and say,
'Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.'

1 comment:

  1. :) I love that book. And yes, even at that tender age he still has that look, does'nt he?

    best,
    SwB

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