Story summary.A young boy, somewhere on Florida coast in the US, has read too many fairy tales & believes them in all innocence. He dreams of sailing to places with magical & colorful characters & things. Until his the world of imagination begins to appear far more desirable than the real world...
Fact sheet.First published: Famous Fantastic Mysteries, March 1945.
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Related: Stories of Henry Kuttner.