Echolalia

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“Mountains, Bruce, mountains,” the manager said.

 

“Mountains, Bruce, mountains,” Bruce said and gazed.

 

“Echolalia, Bruce, echolalia,” the manager said.

 

“Echolalia, Bruce—”

 

“Okay, Bruce,” the manager said, and shut the cabin door behind him, thinking, I believe I’ll put him among the carrots. Or beets. Something simple. Something that won’t puzzle him.

 

– Philip K Dick (1977) A Scanner Darkly

 

 

 

 

 

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