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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Chapter 15

By Douglas Adams

Chapter 15

  • The planet Magrathea, according to the Guide, is a legendary planet that people don't believe in anymore.
  • However, back in the day, it was a planet that existed to serve the rich people of the galaxy. That is, once people got a certain amount of money, they found life on the regular planets rather dull.
  • So Magrathea stepped up and started making custom planets for rich people.
  • This service was very expensive, so pretty soon Magrathea had all the money and no one else could afford their services. That dunked the galactic economy into a huge depression.
  • And then Magrathea disappeared.