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Annotation author: indigoecho
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Hello. Kinch here. Put me on to Edenville. Aleph, alpha: nought, nought, one.
Here Stephen is comparing the umbilical cord to telephone lines. He imitates a phone call to Adam and Eve in the biblical Eden, demonstrating both the interconnected nature of human existence (paralleling how all humans are derived from Adam and Eve with the contemporary connections made through the telephone) and the extent of Stephen's creative imagination.