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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 now discontinued collection Comedies and whimsiesn, edited by John Higgins,, 2007.
Included in the collection The Aberdyll Onion and other mysteries, Farrago Books, 2020.