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He climbs up the rope and vanishes from sight, and then a peach "the size of a large bowl" is thrown down from the skies. Shortly afterwards, his son's head follows suit. The conjurer proclaims that his son has been punished for stealing heavenly peaches, and the rest of his son's dismembered body comes hurtling down. After the shocked mandarins make the payment, the magician taps on the chest, and his son emerges, all in one piece.
Sondergard in Strange Tales from Liaozhai Charles Hammond cites "Stealing Peaches" as containing an example of Pu's use of "homodiegetic" narration i.
Amongst the collection is one depicting a scene in "Stealing Peaches"; others show scenes from entries such as "Yingning" and " The Painted Skin ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Zhiguai Chuanqi Short story. Giles, Herbert A. Chinese Fairy Tales. In the south, they only have maybe ten or twelve Montaltos.
That cuts it down a little. The pseudo-Italian world of Campania is populated by characters who are haunted, scarred, mistreated, or lost.
As Lidi and her companions hear bizarre and conflicting stories about Ferramondo, their quest for the fabled magician becomes a genuinely engaging mystery. Alexander also weaves a love story into The Rope Trick as Lidi falls for Julian, a fugitive who longs to take revenge on a corrupt overseer.
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I grew up on the Prydain series. But I just finished the Westmark trilogy and wondered how I missed this growing up. I loved the Prydain chronicles when I was a kid! Mark P. Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. After retiring from a career in medicine and university teaching, Mark P.
Henderson moved to the Derbyshire Peak District in and started to write fiction and collect local folktales.
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Several of his short stories and poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies. His books, released by various publishers, include an anthology of short stories Rope Trick; , a children's story Fenella and the Magic Mirror; , a study of the origin and evolution of a local legend Murders in the Winnats Pass; , a collection of 62 traditional Peak District stories Folktales of the Peak District; , a collection of puns in verse and prose Cruel and Unusual Punnishments; , a one-act play Forget it, it's History; , a novelette The Definitive Biography of St Arborius of Glossopdale and his Thin Dog; and two more novels National Cake Day in Ruritania; , and The Engklimastat; A glutton for punishment, he has a further novel awaiting execution by a publisher and is working on yet another manuscript.
He's in increasing demand as a storyteller to adult audiences around North-West England and is currently making films of South West Peak folktales.
He earns a crust as an editor and a creative writing tutor. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.
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