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    Excluding the present-day Introduction, verse and page numbering it runs to 41,289 words. That may be relevant. It's even longer than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - I couldn't finish that either.
    400 a page, say, is roughly 100 + pages .
    Two hours max .
    My guess is that I read around 300 000 words most days .Could be more .

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    400 a page, say, is roughly 100 + pages .
    Two hours max .
    344 words a minute, I make it.

    John F Kennedy spoke 327 words in just one minute during a speech in 1961, a speed that is still mentioned when extremes are under discussion and gets referenced in the Guinness Book of Records. I recall hearing John Smith address a meeting on Cheapside when he was Labour leader and keeping his audience finely balanced at the limit of comprehension.

    An eight year old practising clear diction from a text composed 1700 years ago, averaging 344 words a minute over an unbroken two hours?

    I'll record him at 115 words a minute, speed it up by three and post the clip here - we'll see whether intelligibility suffers. I'll even allow you to be the judge if you like.

    Or we could settle for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPsEwWT6K0?.

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