a non-imaginative story
Not all the stories in this book are fantasy. ‘Asaph’, ‘His Wife’s Deceased Sister’, ‘A Piece of Red Calico’, and the inevitable ‘The Lady, or the Tiger?’ are mundanes, and definitely inferior in literary worth to the remainder of the volume.
Dressed-up Mundanes, hackwork in which fantastic elements could be replaced with non-fantastic ones without changing the plot essentially.
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