Twist and Shout
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He is in another time, another place. It’s not important to know how he got there, only that a lifetime’s work led up to it. A lifetime spent studying the texts, building the machinery, then one morning, he’s done it: a window opens up in his study and he steps clean through. Now he’s present in a place that is fresh to him, in a time before his own lifespan.