So, here's the happy ending: I had the Garth book before three o'clock the day after I ordered it. I've given it a quick skim; I'm sure I'll post about various odds and end that come up as I read it.
And to give them due credit, the UK amazon processed the cancellation right away, so that's all taken care of as well.
And if that weren't good news enough, the long-awaited packet of my current favorite Yunnan and Keemun finally reached me as well.
And now it's back to reading a slim volume of George Sterling (as a precursor to Clark Ashton Smith) and continuing on WATERSHIP DOWN. In token of which it felt entirely appropriate that on yesterday's walk from here to the local wetlands and back I saw seven rabbits on the way out and twelve on the way back, aa new record.
thought while wielding a kitchen knife
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