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Talking Dictionary428. The Pill With No Future


428. After much effort, Lana developed a magic pill. It would enable her to see her own death. She swallowed the pill. In her mind's eye, she saw the date on the daily newspaper. She saw herself walking up Broadway. When she got to 41st Street, she looked at her watch. Suddenly, she saw a taxi speeding toward her. She saw blackness. She saw her family and friends gathered around her coffin at a cemetery. Lana smiled. I can cheat death, she thought. Her pill would save millions of lives. She began talks with drug manufacturers. When the date in her mind's eye occurred, Lana stayed home all day. That evening, she drank a glass of wine to celebrate cheating death. She turned on the TV news. She couldn't believe it. A speeding taxi had killed a woman at the same intersection and same time that Lana had seen herself die. 3.7


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