About Time: 12 Short Stories by Jack Finney

By Jack Finney

Approximately Time bargains a pleasant go back to the area of time commute and lightweight comedy that amazing Jack Finney's all-time vintage again and again. The protagonists of those twelve tales are well-meaning yet at odds with their atmosphere and their lives. The time to which they escape—through time travel—doesn't consistently satisfy their expectancies within the approach they'd was hoping, yet occasionally, they could nonetheless locate their goals.

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It turned out, as I was told in the entryway by the young man (who was the owner’s son), that quite simply . . 36 they had completely forgotten about my arrival and about the cable that had been received the previous morning. Explaining myself and apologizing politely for the incursion, I took off my overcoat and hung it on a peg. ” And it was indeed a pleasure, for femininity, even without any incidental intentions, femininity, I say, is always welcome. But the hand she gave me was perspiring — who gives a man a perspiring hand?

Could she possibly have been afraid of being infected with heart disease? That would have been an extravagant fear, to say the least. But there must be no premature conclusions, no rash moves — and I went down to the dining room. The widow stood by the window — with folded arms she was staring at her coffee cup — and she was murmuring something in a monotone, earnestly shaking her head, with a wet handkerchief in her hands. When I approached, she suddenly moved around the table in the opposite direction, still murmuring, and waving her hand, as if she had lost her reason — nevertheless, I had already recovered the poise I had lost the previous day and, standing to the side, I waited patiently until at last she noticed me.

If anyone, however, should call this notion preposterous, laughable even (for after all, to speak frankly, how can anyone deceive so crudely), they should bear in mind that a moment ago, in my anger, I crushed my collar underfoot — my soundness of mind was impaired, my consciousness dimmed as a result of the resentment I felt, and so it was clear I was not fully responsible for my antics. ” And I began with considerable perspicacity to link the chain of facts, to create syllogisms, spin threads, and search for evidence.

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