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It Happened One Afternoon - Short Story

Postby pete9012S » 13 Jul 2017, 08:44

It Happened One Afternoon - Short Story

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The Cave shows many publications of this title.I wondered if they are all the same story with the same title?

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Re: It Happened One Afternoon - Short Story

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 13 Jul 2017, 09:23

I had that story in Every Day Stories (Purnell Sunshine Library, 1972) when I was little. A great tale with quite an involved plot and a strong message. It seems very "grown-up" with the main protagonists being fourteen and fifteen, and one of them working in an office.

If you click on the most recent appearance of the story, Pete, the previous appearance is given. Then you can keep clicking back through to find out if they're all the same story.
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Postby pete9012S » 13 Jul 2017, 09:29

Thanks Anita.That's most helpful.I didn't realise that.
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Re: It Happened One Afternoon - Short Story

Postby Katharine » 13 Jul 2017, 14:29

If I ever get around to cataloguing all my Blyton's and discover I have all the books you've listed, I'll read the stories and let you know. :wink:
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Re: It Happened One Afternoon - Short Story

Postby Rob Houghton » 13 Jul 2017, 14:37

Well I do know the story of that title in The Bom Annual isn't the same, as that one is about Bom. I think most of the others are the same story though. 8)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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