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Re: Sailing

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Posted by Magnus Smith on June 10, 2021 at 05:47:38 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: Sailing posted by John Nichols on June 08, 2021 at 14:14:48:

Yes! That hand-drawn illustration is WAY too close to that of the Goblin in the storm.... but....

WDMTGTS was published in 1937, whereas the Griffiths illustration could have been drawn as early as 1927 (when he married and bought the boat 'Afrin') though may of course have been done years later.

AR had a 1932 edition of The Magic of the Swatchways (by Griffiths) in his library when he died. A sale catalog tells us this.

If you've read the book you may recall that Chapter XII tells of drifting out of Harwich in a fog, and getting to Flushing after a near miss with a big ship.

Lots of think about... and probably no concrete conclusions to be made!

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