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Rip Van Winkle
used in Babbitt

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title character in a Washington Irving short story (published 1819) about a man who sleeps for 20 years and finds a different world upon awakening
  • Well, the clerk wakes a nice young bell hop—fine lad—not a day over seventy-nine years old—fought at the Battle of Gettysburg and doesn't know it's over yet—thought I was one of the Confederates, I guess, from the way he looked at me—and Rip van Winkle took me up to something—I found out afterwards they called it a room, but first I thought there'd been some mistake—I thought they were putting me in the Salvation Army collection-box!
    Chapter 10 (69% in)

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