By Anthony Burgess
During this nightmare imaginative and prescient of a not-too-distant destiny, fifteen-year-old Alex and his 3 pals rob, rape, torture and homicide - for enjoyable. Alex is jailed for his vicious crimes and the country undertakes to reform him - yet how and at what expense?
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Clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. ” And I gave him a nice zooby smile. But when he’d ookadeeted and I was making this very strong pot of chai, I grinned to myself over this veshch that P. R. Deltoid and his droogs worried about.
That’s why I’m warning you, little Alex, to keep your handsome young proboscis out of the dirt, yes. ” “As an unmuddied lake, sir,” I said. “Clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. ” And I gave him a nice zooby smile. But when he’d ookadeeted and I was making this very strong pot of chai, I grinned to myself over this veshch that P. R. Deltoid and his droogs worried about.
We had to dash back for fear of the filth splashing on our platties, but splussshhhh and glolp she went, down and lovely. ” Then we made for the station to ride the one stop to Center, as the middle of the town was called. We paid our fares nice and polite and waited gentlemanly and quiet on the platform, old Dim fillying with the slot machines, his carmans being full of small malenky coin, and ready if need be to distribute chocbars to the poor and starving, though there was none such about, and then the old espresso rapido came lumbering in and we climbed aboard, the train looking to be near empty.