By Stephen King
In the yr 2025, the easiest males don’t run for President, they run for his or her lives….
Ben Richards is out of labor and out of success. His eighteen-month-old daughter is unwell, and neither Ben nor his spouse can come up with the money for to take her to a physician. For a guy with out money and no desire from the terrible facet of city, there’s just one factor to do: develop into a contestant on one of many Network’s video games, exhibits the place you could win extra money than you’ve ever dreamed of—or die making an attempt. Now, Ben’s going prime-time at the Network’s highest-rated viewer participation exhibit. And he’s approximately to turn into prey for the masses….
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When I feel I'm talking to a person. It is the most extraordinary occurrence on earth to feel suddenly aware of a person. To sense they're alive. As I would say, really alive. If you don't believe me, then think back over your hallowed life. That's what I felt about this girl. That she wanted to survive. To take her chances. That she had made an election. Whether she did or not, I didn't know. Maybe I was doing it for her. I made a silent I hope not and told her what I was about to do. "Look, when a person applies for assistance we have what we call an investigation.
Alida didn't know what to do. She jumped off the bed like a kitten and sat down on her pink-and-yellow chair. She picked up a dime-store plastic milk bottle from the floor and started giving milk to her rubber doll. "You see ! " Petra shouted again. "From the bed to the chair to the table and then to the bed and the oven and back to the chair and then out in the hall and then play ing in the toilets and then running down the halls. She fell down yesterday and I had to rush her to St. Luke's.
Petra said, I love my baby but I think I want to kill her. The doctor made a note in his book. He felt Petra's pulse. shlight into her eyes. " the doctor asked. "What you say, doctor, what you say. " The doctor went out to the hall telephone. He tele phoned the police. In ten minutes two policemen in full uniform came up the three flights. A policeman seen up close is as formidable as a loaded shotgun. The thick leather belt, the clanging steel handcuffs, the thick black notebook, the blunt bullets, the heavy hanging holster, the butt end of the pistol.
The Running Man by Stephen King