Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Chapter 1: "The regular early morning yell of horror was the sound of Arthur Dent waking up and suddenly remembering where he was."
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2 Chapter 1 (continued): "The alien creature frowned briefly and consulted what appeared to be some species of clipboard..."
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3 Chapter 1 (continued): "Wowbagger closed his eyes in a grim and weary expression, ..."
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4 Chapter 1 (continued): "The computer beeped tunelessly to indicate that it had finished its calculations." / Chapter 2: "This morning, two years later than that, was sweet and fragrant..."
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5 Chapter 2 (continued): "'You see,' said Ford, '— ...'"
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6 Chapter 2 (continued): "He smiled weakly."
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7 Chapter 2 (continued): "'What?' said Ford. 'Er, who,' said Arthur, 'is Eddy, then, exactly?'"
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8 Chapter 2 (continued): "'I told you!' shouted Ford, leaping to his feet. 'Eddies in the space-time continuum!'" / Chapter 3: "Important facts from Galactic history, number one:" / Chapter 4: "It was a charming and delightful day at Lord's..."
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9 Chapter 4 (continued): "The applause of the crowd had been rapidly succeeded by gasps of astonishment, ..."
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10 Chapter 4 (continued): "There was a pause while the first commentator considered this."
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11 Chapter 4 (continued): "'There are two things I fell which I should tell you,' said Ford, tossing a copy of the Guardian over the table at him."
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12 Chapter 4 (continued): "He looked along the flight path of the ball again and his eyes twitched again."
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13 Chapter 4 (continued): "Play resumed with a new ball, the sun continued to shine..."
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14 Chapter 4 (continued): "'Exciting, isn't it?' said an apparition."
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15 Chapter 4 (continued): "Ford was humming, irritably."
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16 Chapter 4 (continued): "What was most extraordinary about them was that they appeared to have come dressed for the occasion."
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17 Chapter 4 (continued): "Slartibartfast was gesturing urgently at Ford and Arthur and shouting at them, ..."
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18 Chapter 4 (continued): "The Somebody Else's Problem field is much simpler and more effective, ..." / Chapter 5: "Important facts from Galactic history, number two:"
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19 Chapter 6: "It seemed to Arthur as if the whole sky suddenly just stood aside and let them through."
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CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Chapter 6 (continued): "He swung himself off the couch. He brushed himself down."
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2 Chapter 6 (continued): "'The central computational area,' said Slartibartfast unperturbed, ..."
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3 Chapter 6 (continued): "... and seconds later it seemed that a moment of consensus was suddenly achieved." / Chapter 7: "The Bistromatic Drive is a wonderful new method of crossing vast interstellar distances..."
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4 Chapter 7 (continued): "Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same mathematical laws..." / Chapter 8: "'In space travel, you see,' said Slartibartfast, as he fiddled with some instruments..."
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5 Chapter 8 (continued): "Slartibartfast said, 'Because in space travel all the numbers are awful.'" / Chapter 9: "Another world, another day, another dawn."
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6 Chapter 9 (continued): "The robot stopped and looked at the mattress."
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7 Chapter 9 (continued): "'You have something on your mind, I think,' said the mattress floopily."
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8 Chapter 9 (continued): "The mattress could feel deep in his innermost spring pockets that the robot dearly wished to be asked how long he had been trudging in this futile and fruitless manner, ..."
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9 Chapter 9 (continued): "'I was a celebrity,' droned the robot sadly, ..."
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10 Chapter 9 (continued): "There was a sad and terrible pause at this point in the conversation..." / Chapter 10: "The body of Arthur Dent span."
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11 Chapter 10 (continued): "The three pillars stood out clearly now, three pillars topped with two cross pieces in a way which looked stupefyingly familiar to Arthur's addled brain."
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12 Chapter 10 (continued): "Slartibartfast floated past again at this moment."
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13 Chapter 10 (continued): "It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold."
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14 Chapter 11: "Stomp stomp. Whirrr. 'Pleased to be of service.' 'Shut up.' 'Thank you.'"
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15 Chapter 11 (continued): "He started nervously to edge his way in the direction of the bridge."
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16 Chapter 11 (continued): "Whilst he slept it off, Trillian did a little research in the ship's copy of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It had some advice to offer on drunkenness."
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17 Chapter 11 (continued): "One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally."
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18 Chapter 11 (continued): "Instead, she flew the ship to Allosimanius Syneca, a world of ice, snow, mind-hurtling beauty and stunning cold."
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19 Chapter 11 (continued): "He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis."
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20 Chapter 11 (continued): "He took a series of very shallow breaths, ..."
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21 Chapter 11 (continued): "The robot closest to him was regarding him in such a way as to suggest that it was measuring every smallest particle of his body, mind and capability."
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22 Chapter 11 (continued): "A slightly pained expression seemed to cross the robot's totally expressionless face." / Chapter 12: "'Shhh,' said Slartibartfast. 'Listen and watch.'"
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23 Chapter 12 (continued): "Coming, as it did, so hard upon the heels of his own thoughts about Essex this remark caused Arthur a moment's confusion."
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CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Chapter 12 (continued): "They slipped out from underneath the tree, and followed the cheery party along the dark hill path."
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2 Chapter 12 (continued): "As he spoke, they became aware of a very thin roaring scream high up in the sightless sky above them."
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3 Chapter 12 (continued): "But whilst these spaceships, and other great ones which come to mind, ..."
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4 Chapter 12 (continued): "'No way,' said Ford a while later after they had recovered from the shock of acceleration, and were climbing up out of the planet's atmosphere..."
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5 Chapter 13: "'So you see,' said Slartibartfast, slowly stirring his artificially constructed coffee..." / Chapter 14: "'The people of Krikkit,' said His High Judgmental Supremacy, Judiciary Pag, LIVR"
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6 Chapter 14 (continued): "'I mean,' continued Judiciary Pag, gazing round the ultra-modern ... and huge courtroom, 'these guys are just obsessed.'"
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7 Chapter 14 (continued): "Judiciary Pag gazed once more around the courtroom, ..."
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8 Chapter 15: "Two months later, Zipo Bibrok 5×10^8 had cut the bottoms off his Galactic State jeans, and was spending part of the enormous fee his judgments commanded lying on a jewelled beach..."
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9 Chapter 16: "'Nothing is lost for ever,' said Slartibartfast, his face flickering redly in the light of the candle which the robot waiter was trying to take away, 'except for the Cathedral of Chalesm.'"
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10 Chapter 16 (continued): "'When,' said Ford eagerly, 'do we get there?' 'When I've finished telling you why we have to go there.'"
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11 Chapter 16 (continued): "Arthur accepted this, and Ford continued, picking up his early fierce momentum as best he could." / Chapter 17: "Time travel is increasingly regarded as a menace. History is being polluted."
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12 Chapter 17 (continued): "The trouble is that a lot of history is now quite clearly bunk as well."
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13 Chapter 17 (continued): "So a lot of history is now gone for ever." / Chapter 18: "Arthur materialized, and did so with all the customary staggering about and clasping at his throat, heart and various limbs..."
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14 Chapter 18 (continued): "Someone or something, however, seemed to be expecting him, for at that moment there lit up suddenly in the dark distance an eerie green neon sign."
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15 Chapter 18 (continued): "This unnerved Arthur Dent even more than a reply would have done, and he began to back away from the scary nothingness."
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16 Chapter 18 (continued): "With a sudden ping, there was a rabbit there in the black labyrinth with him, a huge, monstrously, hideously soft and lovable rabbit..."
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17 Chapter 18 (continued): "The echoes of his voice roared up and down the corridors. Arthur stood silent and cold, his head shaking with disbelief."
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18 Chapter 18 (continued): "It was black. Where it wasn't black you were inclined to wish that it was, ..."
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19 Chapter 18 (continued): "His many feet were mostly stamping on ants. Arthur put his hands over his eyes, hung his head and shook it slowly from side to side in sadness and horror at the craziness of things."
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20 Chapter 18 (continued): "He tugged at his beard. He was appalled to discover that in fact he still had the rabbit bone in it. He pulled it out and threw it away."
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21 Chapter 18 (continued): "'Save the Universe!' spat Agrajag with contempt. 'You should have thought of that before you started your vendetta against me! ...'"
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CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Chapter 18 (continued): "Arthur started with horror and fear, ..." / Chapter 19: "Although it has been said that on Earth alone in our Galaxy is Krikkit (or cricket) treated as fit subject for a game, ..."
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2 Chapter 19 (continued): "He also started to develop and explore the role of the editorial lunch-break which was subsequently to play such a crucial part in the Guide's history, ..."
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3 Chapter 19 (continued): "Rule One: Grow at least three extra legs." / Chapter 20: "As Arthur ran darting, dashing and panting down the side of the mountain..."
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4 Chapter 20 (continued): "What he was doing was this: he was flying."
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5 Chapter 20 (continued): "He was faced with the fact that he was going to have to pick the thing up."
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6 Chapter 20 (continued): "He ducked down under the airstream, dipped — and dived." / Chapter 21: "he longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation, ..."
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7 Chapter 21 (continued): "One of the problems, and it's one which is obviously going to get worse, ..."
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8 Chapter 22: "Arthur lay floundering in pain on a piece of ripped and dismembered reinforced concrete, ..."
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9 Chapter 22 (continued): "He experienced one of those "self" moments, ..."
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10 Chapter 22 (continued): "'I thought she'd never go,' growled the old man. 'Come, Earthman ...'"
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11 Chapter 22 (continued): "A youngish-looking man came up to him, an aggressive-looking type with a hook mouth, a lantern nose, and small beady little cheekbones."
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12 Chapter 22 (continued): "The party was locked in a horrible embrace with a strange white spaceship which seemed to be half sticking through it."
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13 Chapter 22 (continued): "Thor looked at him with slowly smouldering eyes. He was making some point about godliness and it had nothing to do with being clean." / Chapter 23: "'All right,' shouted Ford, 'so I'm a coward, the point is I'm still alive'"
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14 Chapter 23 (continued): "Arthur turned sharply to Slartibartfast, who was sitting in his pilot couch on the flight deck..." / Chapter 24: "It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
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15 Chapter 24 (continued): "For a while this worked well, until someone thought that it would be much more efficient and less time-consuming if they just shot the potatoes instead."
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16 Chapter 25: "Even as the Starship Bistromath flickered into objective being on the top of a small cliff on the mile-wide asteroid..."
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17 Chapter 25 (continued): "The asteroid circled the Dust Cloud which surrounded the Slo-Time envelope which enclosed the world on which lived the people of Krikkit, the Masters of Krikkit and their killer robots."
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18 Chapter 25 (continued): "As space unpinched itself, it seemed agonizingly to twist the eyes of the watchers in their sockets." / Chapter 26: "'I don't know,' said Zaphod, for what seemed to him like the thirty-seventh time, ..."
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19 Chapter 26 (continued): "She stared at the huge visiscreen over the flight couches and, twisting a switch, she flipped local images over it."
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20 Chapter 27: "It was the same hill, and yet not the same."
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21 Chapter 27 (continued): "A light moved in the sky with slow weight."
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22 Chapter 28 (continued): "Meanwhile, more millions of miles away than the mind can comfortably encompass, Zaphod Beeblebrox was feeling bored."
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CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Chapter 29: "'Tell us,' said the thin, pale-faced Krikkiter who had stepped forward from the ranks of the others and stood uncertainly in the circle of torchlight, handling his gun as if he was just holding it for someone else..."
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2 Chapter 29 (continued): "She walked forward and took the poor confused Krikkiter by the arm."
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3 Chapter 30: "Zaphod Beeblebrox crawled bravely along a tunnel, like the hell of a guy he was. He was very confused, but continued crawling doggedly anyway because he was that brave."
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4 Chapter 30 (continued): "At the first opportunity — which was another shaft a hundred yards further along — he climbed back up out of it." / Chapter 31: "In a deep well of darkness a crippled robot sat."
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5 Chapter 31 (continued): "Apart from anything else, the mere coordination of an entire planet's military strategy was taking up only a tiny part of its formidable mind, ..."
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6 Chapter 31 (continued): "'Which means, I suppose,' said Marvin, requiring only one ten thousand million billion trillion grillionth part of his mental powers to make this logical leap, 'that you're not going to release me or anything like that.'"
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7 Chapter 31 (continued): "'Oh yeah,' said Zaphod. 'It's easy for you to say that. I just told you. Anyway, I don't see what it's got to do with anything.'"
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8 Chapter 31 (continued): "Beside it stood a Krikkit robot with its multi-functional battleclub." / Chapter 32: "'Hactar!' called Trillian. 'What are you up to?'"
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9 Chapter 32 (continued): "It was thin and feeble, like a voice carried on the wind from a great distance, half heard, a memory of a dream of a voice."
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10 Chapter 32 (continued): "The voice on the solar wind breathed to them again. 'I hope you are comfortable,' it said."
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11 Chapter 32 (continued): "The image of Hactar on the couch seemed to billow and waver, as if finding it hard to maintain itself."
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12 Chapter 32 (continued): "And very gradually, very, very slowly, the images in the cloud began to fade, gently to melt away."
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13 Chapter 32 (continued): "He had already had an argument with Slartibartfast on this matter, and eventually the old man had got annoyed and left." / Chapter 33: "The sun was shining calmly on a scene of complete havoc."
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14 Chapter 33 (continued): "Arthur stared down at it with a tight-set mouth."
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15 Chapter 33 (continued): "Quite a few thoughts collided in Arthur Dent's mind at tis moment, ..."
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16 Chapter 33 (continued): "He twisted towards the ground, flinging himself hectically through the air, at the same time hurling the bomb harmlessly into the distance." / Epilogue: "Life, the Universe and Everything. And at the end they travelled again."
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17 Epilogue (continued): "'Robots?' asked Zaphod sharply. 'What robots?'"
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18 Epilogue (continued): "The courtroom was an austere place, a large dark chamber, clearly designed for Justice rather than, for instance, for Pleasure."
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19 Epilogue (continued): "'We came to find you,' said Trillian, deliberately not keeping the disappointment out of her voice."
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20 Epilogue (continued): "Trillian came out of the cabin wearing her serious face."
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21 Epilogue (continued): "One night, he said, a spaceship appeared in the sky of a planet which had never seen one before."
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22 Epilogue (continued): "'Now do you understand?' the leader would say."
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23 Epilogue (continued): "There was a long silence following this announcement, which was finally broken by Arthur."
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