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Old 30th March 2012, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool The Borrowers, but not "The Borrowers"!

Once again I'm on the hunt for a book (short story?) I read several decades ago. It's not the children's book.
Have you ever put something down--a pen; a watch; a calculator--come back a few minutes later and can't find it, even though you're sure that's where you left it? Of course you have--we all have. Then after giving up you go back there a short while later and find it's just where you left it!
The book I'm trying to find--or at least a short fiction story within a book--explains all that quite cleverly. There is a civilization in another universe that uses a space-warp to reach through, take items and reproduce them for their own use without the need for costly technological research.
Ideas anybody?
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Old 31st March 2012, 01:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The Borrowers, but not "The Borrowers"!

As I said last time you posted this:

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Ha, how about "Dusty Zebra" by Clifford Simak?

They traded for other things, including a lovely little gadget that removed dust from everywhere and made a great vacuum cleaner ... for a while.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/65379622/A...ifford-D-Simak
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Re: The Borrowers, but not "The Borrowers"!

Sorry I missed your reply the first time :-(
You're absolutely correct. A copy is on its way to me through Amazon!
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Old 27th May 2012, 04:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: The Borrowers, but not "The Borrowers"!

Yay!

Well, I'd be pretty useless if I couldn't get that one.
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