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Sanctuary for the General

Short Story (5240 words)

A landowning retired general finds that a road is to be driven through some of his land, crossing a breeding site for rare birds. Finding he has no legal way of stopping it, he kidnaps a cabinet minister in order to force the government to cancel the road project.

 

Argosy, August 1962

Included in the collection Comedies and Whimsies, ed. John Higgins, 2012.