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The Telling of Tales



The Telling of Tales

A Collection of Discovered Works

By Andre Norton

Andre Norton ~ Storyteller - Nottingham Branch of the Cleveland Public Library ~ 1948 


     The dilemma was ~ How to publish the stories in this eclectic collection. Some wanted us to post one a month, but we decided that this would take too long. When it was noticed that we were on chapter Thirteen of Andre’s Gremoire (Book of Shadows) and there are thirteen stories to be posted, we went “Eureka!” And it was decided that we should do a book. We are not far off of Andre’s plan, let me explain.

     Like I stated, there are thirteen stories, eleven of which have never been published or for that matter seen by more than a handful of people. Two are rough drafts of existing published Items, one was greatly expanded upon. The first eight are done by Andre when she lived in Cleveland, Ohio. We know this because her address in on them. They were written for little people, and along the top of the pages are the words “Tell Tales” and “Telling Tales” plus they have page numbers on them (see below). Making it obvious that Andre, at one time was working on a book, which we have chosen to complete. It has been a delightful job, going through these, putting them to digital paper and lightly editing things. Even the ones that were in Andre’s hand ~ which is actually, somewhat challenging to read.

     At the beginning I called this an “eclectic” collection. That is because the stories are as varied as her body of work. We start out with a fairy-tail about Hairy Creatures terrorizing a family, we also have talking animals (of course), Knights, Confederate Soldiers, Spaceships, and we end with a “Self Portrait” (my words) dedicated to Ann McCaffrey. You will see what I mean by “Self Portrait” when you read it.

We must give sincere thanks to Victor Horadam a great fan and Sue Stewart the Executor of Andre’s Estate for donating these wondrous stories for your reading pleasure.


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Contents of “The Telling of Tales”

01: Hobyahs

02: Fat Trolls

03: The Cat Who Used His Wits

04: Ully the Piper ~ rough draft of same

05: Ring of Stone ~ rough outline of "Legacy from Sorn Fen"

06: Knights of the Fish ~ rough outline of "Dragon Scale Silver"

07: Legend of the Fairy Stone ~ possibley connected to "Flight in Yiktor" and "Dare To Go A-Hunting"

08: Yankee Camels

09: Strong Medicine

10: Place by the Window

11: Water Wizard ~ rough outline of “Frog Magic”

12: Explorer IV

13: Who Dreams of Dragons

 The Telling of Tales

Copyright ~
Donated by – Victor Horadam and Sue Stewart

Edited by Jay P. Watts ~ aka: Lotsawatts ~ May, 2015

Duplication of this collection (in whole or in part) for profit of any kind NOT permitted.


You can read the manuscript here ~ a donation would be deeply appreciated.


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