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Adams, Douglas - HH2 - Restaurant at the End of the Universe, The

Adams, Douglas - HH2 - Restaurant at the End of the Universe, The

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Douglas
Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"
To Jane and James

with many thanks
to Geoffrey Perkins for achieving the Improbable
to Paddy Kingsland, Lisa Braun and Alick Hale Munro for

helping him
to John Lloyd for his help with the original Milliways script
to Simon Brett for starting the whole thing off
to the Paul Simon album One Trick Pony which I played

incessantly
while writing this book. Five years is far too long
And with very special thanks to Jacqui Graham for infinite
patience, kindness and food in adversity
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers

exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

There is another theory which states that this has already
happened.
Chapter 1

The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely

regarded as a bad move.
Many races believe that it was created by some sort of

God, though the Jatravartid people of Viltvodle VI believe
that the entire Universe was in fact sneezed out of the nose of
a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure.

The Jatravartids, who live in perpetual fear of the time they call The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief, are small blue creatures with more than fifty arms each, who are

therefore unique in being the only race in history to have
invented the aerosol deodorant before the wheel.
However, the Great Green Arkleseizure Theory is not
widely accepted outside Viltvodle VI and so, the Universe
being the puzzling place it is, other explanations are
constantly being sought.
For instance, a race of hyperintelligent pan-dimensional
beings once built themselves a gigantic supercomputer
called Deep Thought to calculate once and for all the Answer
to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

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