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by Lord Dunsany
BILL Well, anyway, I won't let any more of them passengers go jumping into trains any more, not when they're moving, I won't. When the train gets in, doors shut. That's the rule. And they'll 'ave to abide by it.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1921)
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If is an exotic and somewhat ham-handed wish fulfillment time travel story written as a play. A standard issue late 19th century British middle class family man receives a gem from a Persian beggar that allows him to go back in time. Despite protests from his wife he uses it to return to a time when he suffered a minor slight from a railroad attendant, thinking his life would proceed quite the same as it did the first time once this slight is corrected. Of course, he ends up in Persia, worshippe ...more
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes hundreds of short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life ...moreMore about Lord Dunsany...