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This, then, is the tortuous method of approach preferred by the oblique Ts’ui Pen in every meandering of his interminable novel. A man I recognized ran furiously, but vainly, the length of the platform.

Albert’s solution is that they are one and the same: First, the curious legend that Ts’ui Pen had proposed to create an infinite maze, second, a fragment of a letter which I discovered. In all the vast lands which once belonged to your family, no one could find the labyrinth.

In yet another, I say these very same words, but am an error, a phantom. How can these voluntary omissions be explained? The Garden of Forking Paths is a picture, incomplete yet not false, of the universe such as Ts’ui Pen conceived it to be.

He believed in an infinite series of times, in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network of diverging, converging and parallel times.


The Garden of Forking Paths

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There was almost no one on the platform. He gave up all the pleasures of oppression, justice, of a well-stocked bed, of banquets, and even of erudition, and shut himself up in the Pavilion of the Limpid Sun for thirteen years.

In this one, in which chance has favored me, you have come to my gate. With proper veneration I listened to these old tales, although perhaps with less admiration for them in themselves than for the fact that they had been thought out by one of my own blood, and that a man of a distant empire had given them back to 6 me, in the last stage of a desperate adventure, on a Western island.

It was Captain Richard Madden.

In the black and yellow garden there was only a single man, but this man was as strong as a statue and this man was walking up the path and he was Captain Richard Madden. Sometimes the pathways of this labyrinth converge. In another, you, crossing the garden, have found me dead.

I remember also a rose-glazed jar and yet another, older by many centuries, of that blue color which our potters copied from the Persians. Rather, he says, he did it because he wanted to prove to his racist masters that an Asian is intelligent enough to obtain the information needed to save their soldiers’ lives.

Madden, in self defense, had inflicted wounds of which the spy later died. I said aloud, “I must flee. I, a barbarous Englishman, have been given the key to this transparent mystery. Such a barbarous country is of no importance to me, particularly since it had degraded me by making me become a spy. Views Read Edit View history. I do not remember whether there was a bell, a push-button, or whether I attracted apths by clapping my hands.


Yu Tsun, former teacher of English at the Tsingtao Hochschule, casts unsuspected light upon this event. I have gone over hundreds of manuscripts, I have corrected errors introduced by careless copyists, I have worked out the plan from this chaos, I have restored, or believe I have restored, the original.

Taking his few possessions, Tsun boards a train to the village of Ashgrove. I wished to prove to him that a yellow man could save his armies.

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Doctor Tsun had realized that the only way to convey that information was to murder a person of that name, lusi that the news of the murder would appear in British newspapers connected with his name. The rules of the game forbid the use of the word itself.

An Irishman in the service of England, a man suspected of equivocal feelings if not of actual treachery, how could he ;aths to welcome and seize upon this extraordinary piece of luck: