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Issue Details: First known date: 1955 1955
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'No stranger ghost had ever walked a daffydill lane in search of a chum. But the robot wasn't buying.'


  • Editor's note: We've mentioned before that Dal Stivens seems to have snatched the cloak of La Fontaine and donned it with a wry chuckle, whistling the meanwhile to lure winsome little animals and 'tough guy' goblins from the enchanted glow of twentieth-century magic casements. It's conceivable that Mr. Stivens' boy-meets-girl audience - he's crashed a major 'slick paper' publication - would be a little stunned by a robot ghost. But we prefer to be audacious.

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  • Appears in:
    y Fantastic Universe vol. 4 no. 1 August 1955 Z1345681 1955 periodical issue science fiction fantasy 1955 pg. 32-35
  • Appears in:
    y Science Fantasy vol. 4 no. 12 1955 Z1668078 1955 periodical issue 1955 pg. 112-115
  • Appears in:
    y The Scholarly Mouse and Other Tales Dal Stivens , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z361009 1957 selected work short story Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 pg. 60-64
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