Thursday, 13 January 2022

Also known as The Egyptian Diamond

Quoted in part in Randall Garrett's SF short story "The Foreign Hand Tie" 1961 writing under the pseudonym David Gordon and until recently, erroneously attributed to him.

It was originally published  in the children's magazine "St. Nicholas" No 19 part 2 in May 1892.


Paula said...

Thank you, this one is new to me, and rather fun

Zoe Brain said...

It took quite a bit of finding. All I had to work with were the fragments in the Randall Garrett story, and I really wanted the complete verse.
I'd been looking since the 70s. Before the Internet and search engines, I had no luck. Even afterwards, tracking it was tricky.