Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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Ah, I think I've nailed it; it is from the book "Okla Hannali" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0806123494/ref%3Dnosim/authordatabase/202-5506446-7159060) written in 1972. So much for all those quotes thinking it was written early 19th century.

If nothing else, this has made me very curious about R.A. Lafferty, and I'm off to see if I can get some of his books.
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