Limit the data in fetchtext

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Bill
2005-06-17
2013-05-30
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    Bill
    2005-06-17

    Hi can anyone say how to limit the amount of data retreived by fetchtext. I tried setting the $maxlength to a small number like 50 but it does not seem to have any effect.
    Other things I am trying to do are:

    1. preserve links in the page
    2. have a maxlength of say 500 and then a next link to see the next 500 from that page.

    I want to be able to read pages from a mobile phone.
    THANKS!