Monthly Archives: August 2013

‘A Narrow Escape’

This is marvelous story is about a magician who lived underground and who tried to wreck London, because “what he heard of the world above his head was not to its credit.” “He decided one evening over his evil pipe, … Continue reading

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Troubled Minds and Wearisome Work

“Once afterwards he went to that Northern moor again and found the tiny valley, but there was no old woman in the garden, and no one was singing a song. And either regret for the song that the old woman … Continue reading

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‘Why the Milkman Shudders When He Perceives the Dawn’

This story by Lord Dunsany┬áis remarkable in that it is not a story. It is building up to a story that is never told, but in the build-up it creates a fantastic world out of the ordinary–the Ancient Company of … Continue reading

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