Changing words (was Re: Checking in)

Otter Perry ottertee at
Tue Feb 3 20:56:58 EST 2004

On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 04:39 PM, Roger Burton West wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 09:25:00AM +1000, Emma Comerford wrote:
>> Not completely sure, but think I read that the first line of 
>> L'engle's "Wrinkle in Time" was
>> changed from "It was a dark and stormy night" (at work so can't 
>> check) to "It was a dark and
>> stormy night in a small American town". That's a weird change in my 
>> opinion...
> My copy (1978 printing of the 1968 Puffin paperback, i.e. a British
> edition) begins "It was a dark and stormy night in a small village in
> the United States".

Well, my USA edition starts out "It was a dark and stormy night."

Why louse up a perfectly good allusion to Bulwer-Lytton?

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