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“Because all the available surface metals have already been mined,”
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This makes no sense. Most of those mined metals will end up embedded in stuff that can be recycled. The ruins of buildings will be ore mines, or even the older landfills. Metal isn't like oil, breaking down into smaller units. Even if it does corrode, the concentration of the metal in the soil will probably be higher than it is in natural ores. The portion of metals that washes into the sea would be lost, though. But given the population and technology density is much lower, the part sitting around on land should be enough.
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“Essentially,” he went on slowly, “the evil is the house itself, I think. It has enchained and destroyed its people and their lives, it is a place of contained ill will.
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The true antecedents of The Haunting of Hill House are not the traditional English ghost stories of M. R. James or Sheridan LeFanu, or even the gothic fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, but the ghostly tales of Henry James.
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Don’t do it, Eleanor told the little girl; insist on your cup of stars; once they have trapped you into being like everyone else you will never see your cup of stars again; don’t do it; and the little girl glanced at her, and smiled a little subtle, dimpling, wholly comprehending smile, and shook her head stubbornly at the glass. Brave girl, Eleanor thought; wise, brave girl.
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