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Rip Van Winkle
Childhood's End
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Rip Van Winkle
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Childhood's End
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  • The greatest change a suddenly awakened Rip Van Winkle would have noticed was a hushed expectancy, a mental glancing-over-the-shoulder, as mankind waited for the Overlords to show themselves and to step down from their gleaming ships.

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  • On the Lower East Side—well, you know what it’s like down there, always something new, but for me it’s more this Rip van Winkle feeling, always further and further away.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He played "Rip Van Winkle."
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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