The Pedant and the Shuffly: A Fable
Once upon a time the evil pedant Snodrog used to turn unsuspecting passersby into flimsies, stained dinner napkins, by posing tough logical challenges. These, in turn, would try to float into people's bedrooms and smother sleeping people. Sir Bertram Crabtree-Gore appeared one day, and soon he and Snodrog were in deadly combat with each other. Bertram's great weapon turned out to be a shuffly. The narration of the battle involves a good deal of imaginative and enjoyable whimsy of the 60's variety. Do not miss the cover with its mighty organ and embossed title. There is unfortunately little here that fits my working definition of fable.
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