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Whenthe ancient prophecies of major floods and earthquakes are suddenly fulfilled, many of Earth's people are rescued by spacecraft and taken to huge mother ships, where they are received as honored guests while Planet Earth undergoes a complete restructuring.
As they enjoy the enriching experiences of daily life on these giant spaceships, they debate and plan their New Society. Rejecting outright any form of aggression and planetary pollution, they develop new ideals of law and liberty based on one simple, all-embracing principle reflected in a full program of land and resources-use, economy, business, and personal liberties.
Just as many intrepid souls once crossed the Atlantic from the Old World to a new continent and a new life, so the time finally comes when Earth's people return to their 'new' planet, now cleansed, refreshed and replanted.
Take a full guided tour of a giant spacecraft 25 miles long and 5 miles high, follow the detailed policy and planning debates, and glimpse the ideal society we all dream of, yet never manage to create.
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Chapter 7 – A RURAL RIDE
The first generation of humanity now returned and established on the New Earth are privileged indeed. Not only are they pioneers in a New World; they hold in their own memories their unforgettable experiences aboard the great Mother Ships. As future generations are born and grow up, tales of these giant space ships will be handed down as folk memories like the story of Noah's Ark. But for now the experience remains strong in people's living memory, providing a rich source of material for the stories which those of the present 'Mother Ship Generation' pass on to their children and grandchildren now being born on the New Earth.
But 'the Return' is a fading memory. Reality is the New Earth, on which its new inhabitants and their communities are now well established.
There is no population pressure on the New Earth, and the spirit of openness and friendliness makes of everyone an instant acquaintance. Yet there are many isolated, or semi-isolated homes around the rural periphery of each County for those who seek permanent solitude, or for temporary recreational or meditation purposes.
One such home is a single-story cottage sitting discretely in a shallow fold of a steep hillside. Though constructed of 'modern' materials the design and appearance of the cottage are in the old style, with muted colors and a wide old-fashioned verandah along its front.
The cottage is situated on the coast, and the views to left and right along the steep coastline and down to the clear turquoise sea not far below are breathtaking. The beaches and bays are narrow here, for the coastline rises steeply and dramatically out of the sea, its sharply contoured sides covered in the lush greenery of the temperate Etheric climate, punctuated by clumps of white frangipani, orange-blossom flowers and scarlet hibiscus. New varieties of old horticultural friends and numerous other plants previously unknown on Earth were sent as gifts to Earth and her people from many different sources including several distant planets; it was considered a pleasure and an honor to contribute to the beautification of the New Earth.