Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

The opening lines of Chapter 3 are voices whispering to each other. One voice is male, and the other is female. The woman's voice is urging that "he" won't be told. A man promises "not to tell him." The narrator wakes to see a man and a strange room. The man assures the narrator that he's being well taken care of, but the man will not answer questions as to how the narrator got there or what time it is. When the man asks the narrator what the last thing he remembers is, the narrator tells him about the Decoration Day ceremony in the year 1887. The strange man soothes him and warns him about getting alarmed over what he has to say before telling the narrator that the date is now September of the year 2000. The narrator has been asleep for 113 years. The narrator...

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