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“Missing: Believed Killed”

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Information

  • First published:
    • November 1944 issue of Tomorrow
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Description

From an eBay auction by purviswalker1: “Dahl’s first publication was the precursor to this story, “Shot Down Over Libya”…  Dahl metaphorically returned to the scene of the crash in 1944 and wrote the sequel of what happened next.  This time the story was published in the short lived Tomorrow magazine.  Both stories were eventually combined and rewritten under the title “A Piece of Cake,” published in the short story collection The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.  The reworked story is much better written than the two magazine versions, but the earlier stories are perhaps more emotionally based and less the work of a professional story teller.”