The Illustrated Man - The Last Night of the World Summary & Analysis

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The Last Night of the World Summary

A man asks his wife what she would do on the last night on Earth. She doesn't know. Their two little girls play in the other room. The man tells the woman that the world is ending, not in any spectacular way, but just going away during the night, as the nighttime travels around the world. A few days ago, he had a realistic dream, in which a voice told him it was the end of the world. Everyone at the office had the same dream.

The wife and all the women on the block have had the same dream. They wonder what people are doing that night, October 19, 1969, and decide that everyone is doing what they would normally do. The man says he won't miss anything except his wife and children. The man and wife do...

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