Short Stories

Barnaby's Clock
—R. A. Lafferty

  •   · Excerpt    
      "“How old is saxophones?” “Born in the year 1840. The sire and inventor was Antoine Sax.” “How old is mice?” “Not old at all. About twenty-five million years old; almost the newest thing in animals. The first mouse, with no antecedents at all, popped out from behind a piece of baseboard quarter-round (in a cave, I suppose) just about that long ago.” “How old is Billy Dukes?”"  —R. A. Lafferty
         · 1974 Locus 13th, Best Short Fiction

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