Dr. Phineas Welch was talking with the English instructor, Scott Robertson, when Mr. Robertson started to wonder whether Dr. Welch was in his right mind.
Because Dr. Welch was claiming that, he could bring back the dead!
"I mean it. And not just the spirits. I bring back the bodies, too."
— Using time travel, by the way!
The physicist was saying that he had brought back Archimedes, Newton and Galileo. But the English teacher was more than a bit sarcastic this time.
"Didn't they like it here? I should think they'd have been fascinated by our modern science …"
But, of course, the cultural gap was too much of a trouble for them. So, as the doctor put it, he had to send all of them back.
But then Dr. Welch had thought of a genius personality. Someone who—everyone will agree—has conquered time in his own simple way. Someone who would not be vexed by the difference in cultures like those that were brought before.
"Great minds, but not flexible minds. Not universal. So I tried Shakespeare."
Obviously enough, Mr. Robertson could not be sure whether he was more shocked than surprised.
Now, Isaac Asimov was not just one of the greatest short story writers — he was one of the three masters in the Golden Age of science fiction. His writings were just as interesting as they were easy. His stories are simply amazing still, just as they were so many years ago.
This story called The Immortal Bard is one of his finest stories. With just a sentence, he has made an epic ending.
Whatever, now the thing is, in order to know how this story ends you need to read the story, because that is not going to be revealed here.
So, collect the book and sit to finish. Be assured that your time will be worth it.
And who knows, you might even become a fan of the grandmaster of science fiction.
Have a great time!
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