Very Short Stories and Notes
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Collection Creator: Shepard, Mary, 1909-2000 and Travers, P. L., (Pamela Lyndon),
Located In: Box 2, Folder 35
Extent: 75.0 pages
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Typewritten notes with annotations in the hand of P. L. Travers. Most are
brief traditional tales from various cultures around the world. Possibly
collected for P. L. Travers' article "The Shortest Stories in the
World," published in Games Magazine and TLS Children's Books in 1977.
Titles of stories include "Ah!," "At the Ford," "The Hero Without a
Name," "The Idol," Frog Business," "The Koan," "Once in a Blue Moon,"
"Pilgrimage," and "Frog Business." This file also includes drafts of
original essays such as "The Rose and the Egg," "Threepenny Bit," and
"Zen Moments." Some of these essays appeared in Parabola magazine or in
P. L. Travers' collection of essays, What the Bee Knows (1989).
Very Short Stories and Notes; undated; Mary Shepard and P. L. Travers Archive, Box 2, Folder 35; , Princeton University Library.