One of my friends has done something so kind and generous for me, she’s rendered me nearly speechless.
Remember this post?
I asked if anyone could help me track down a book I loved when I was a boy but which circumstances had stopped me from finishing. People helped in the comments, especially a poster by the name of Og Bashan, who eventually identified the book as Dream Gold by David Severn. Unfortunately, said Og, Dream Gold has been out of print for many years and the only two copies available were expensive. Like £50 per copy expensive!
Another friend searched eBay and discovered a copy had sold only the day before for a lot less, but of course I’d missed it.
So that’s where we left it, with me taking one long wistful look at the expensive copy then keeping an eye on eBay in the rather forlorn hope another inexpensive copy would turn up.
Until today, when the postman knocked on my front door and handed me a well-wrapped parcel from America, and it turned out to be one of the expensive copies! One of my friends bought it and had the seller ship it across to me in the UK!
There is loveliness in this world.
Thank you, my kind friend.