Bradbury Classic Stories 1: From the Golden Apples of the Sun and R Is for... - 'The Time Machine,' and 'The Sound of Summer Running' Summary & Analysis

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'The Time Machine,' and 'The Sound of Summer Running' Summary

In 'The Time Machine,' a boy called Charlie tells his friends that an old man who lives nearby, Colonel Freeleigh, has a time machine. It will go back in time, but not to the future. He takes his friends there, and begins to ask the old man questions. The Colonel tells them all about things from his past, such as the civil war and Pawnee Bill, the wild-west showman. The boys are enthralled, and afterwards they agree that the Colonel really is a time machine. The Colonel is pleased with this nickname and tells them to come back for more stories any time.

In 'The Sound of Summer Running' a boy called Douglas desperately wants new tennis shoes so that he can enjoy the...

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