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J. Perelman
"Entertaining physics". Book 2.
Chapter 9. Reflection and refraction of light. Vision

THE POWER OF THE INVISIBLE

The author of the novel "invisible Man" with extraordinary wit and sequence proves that people become transparent and invisible, gets through this almost unlimited power. He can sneak in any room and with impunity to steal all sorts of things; the elusive, due to its invisibility, he successfully fights a bunch of armed men. Threatening all the visible inevitable grave punishment, invisible man holds in full subordination to the population of a city. Elusive and invulnerable, he at the same time has a full opportunity to harm the rest of the people; no matter how they managed to defend himself, the invisible enemy sooner or later catches up with them and strikes. Such an exceptional position among other people gives to the hero of the English novel opportunity to contact terrified the population of their city with orders, for example, such content:

"The city was no longer under the authority of the Queen! Tell your Colonel, police and all; he is under my power! Present day - on the first day of the first year of the new era, the era Invisible! I - Invisible First. First, the Board my be graciously. The first day will be only one penalty, for example, the execution of a man whose name Kemp. Today he would meet with death. Let's locked, let's hiding, let them surround themselves with guards, let them put themselves in armor, death, unseen death comes to him! Let takes precautions - it will impress my people. Death comes to him! 't help it, my people, that you do not comprehend death.

And at first invisible man triumphs. Only with the greatest difficulty zapugannomu population to cope with the invisible enemy who wanted to be his master.

Entertaining physics J. Perelman

 




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