The Extra Day

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1st World Publishing, Dec 20, 2006 - 340 pages
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Judy, Tim, and Maria were just little children. It was impossible to say exactly what their ages were, except that they were just the usual age, that Judy was the eldest, Maria the youngest, and that Tim, accordingly, came in between the two. Their father did his best for them; so did their mother; so did Aunt Emily, the latter's sister. It is impossible to say very much about these three either, except that they were just Father, Mother, and Aunt Emily. They were the Authorities-in-Chief, and they knew respectively everything there was to be known about such remote and difficult subjects as London and Money; Food, Health and Clothing; Conduct, Behaviour and Regulations, both general and particular. Into these three departments of activity the children, without realising that they did so, classed them neatly. Aunt Emily, besides the special duties assigned to her, was a living embodiment of No. While Father allowed and permitted, while Mother wobbled and hesitated, Aunt Emily shook her head with decision, and said distinctly No. She was too full of warnings, advice, and admonitions to get about much. She wore gold glasses, and had an elastic, pointed nose. From the children's point of view she must be classed as invalid. Somewhere, deep down inside them, they felt pity.
  

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Contents

1 THE MATERIAL
7
2 FANCYSEED OF WONDER
12
3 DEATH OF A MERE FACT
31
4 FACTEDGED WITH FANCY
38
5 THE BIRTH OF WONDER
54
6 THE GROWTH OF WONDER
63
7 IMAGINATION WAKES
71
8 WHERE WONDER HIDES
83
12 TIMS PARTICULAR ADVENTURE
135
13 TIME HESITATES
149
14 MARIA STIRS
156
15 A DAY WILL COME
176
16 TIME HALTS
186
17 A DAY HAS COME
193
18 TIME GOES ON AGAIN
311
19 AS USUAL
315

9 A PRIEST OF WONDER
94
10 FACT AND WONDERCLASH
104
11 JUDYS PARTICULAR ADVENTURE
117
20 BUT DIFFERENTLY
326
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Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) trained as a doctor and took up a special interest in Eastern medicine and religion. He published several short story collections before becoming an undercover agent for Britain during World War I. After the war he became known for his regular appearances reading ghost stories on BBC radio and television.

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