In Which I Avoid Accidentally Reading a Book a Second Time

Yes, I did just resolve the question of “did I read this book about the Greek War of Independence 1821 – 1830 before?” by finding a passage I was certain I had read. What was that gripping section? A foot note about how at one point the executive council ought to have had five members, but there was a vacancy “left for a representative of the island, and [ Theodoros ] Kolokotronis insisted on filling it himself”. I may or may not be able to follow the sweep of empires, but don’t try bluffing me on the committee compositions!

So, yes, I continue to learn more about why everybody treated me like that in middle school.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “In Which I Avoid Accidentally Reading a Book a Second Time”

  1. I see that you are a Prince Valiant fan. I was wondering if you could help me track down some strips.They came out probably 30 years ago and they were part of a story arc that had the Prince and his friends in a subterranean kingdom in the Himalayas. The people of that kingdom were albinos and they kept Yetis and work animals and and creatures called fleches (that looked like chimps with wings) as food animals .At the end of the adventure a male and female yeti escape to the surface world and are implied to have started the race of abominable snow men.

    Any idea when these strips ran or how I might find them?
    Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated


    1. I think that I have a faint memory of reading this story, actually. But it was a long time ago. I’m sorry to say I don’t know of any reference for the storylines that have been run in Prince Valiant. The Comics Kingdom site has archives going back to the start of 1998, but my suspicion is that’s too late for this story.

      Fantagraphics has been publishing reprints of the Prince Valiant stories. Their most recent edition is only a couple months old, so a good enough bookstore, comic book shop, or library near you might have that. Those reprints have only gotten up to 1976, though. That’s probably not recent enough. It’s certainly not, if I’m not fooling myself into thinking I had read this story. But I may be conflating it with a similar premise from Tarzan or another adventure strip.


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