The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of nineteenth century English farm laborers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.
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My dear sir, I think you underestimate the novelty of this unique exhibition. The diorama is the highest achievement of human ingenuity, delineating the most interesting parts of the world, in varying aspects of light and shade. How about a trip to the other side of the world tomorrow?
What you offer, sir, is illusion. It's the real world I'd like to see. In our short lives, we move about so little...
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