Writers conferences and the like

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Wed Dec 17 22:52:44 EST 2003

On Sun, 5 Oct 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

> There are other examples of magically-induced forgetfulness I found
> equally annoying.  Kipling does it repeatedly in *Puck of Pook's
> Hill*, for instance, and if the object of the exercise was that the
> children should be given the story of their own country, what's the
> point of that if it is taken away again at the end of each episode?

In his defence, he did always give it back the next time he met them.

And you can't prove by me that he didn't let them keep it in the end.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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