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Re: Lost Pages from 80 days

From: Garmt de Vries <G.deVries~at~phys.uu.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:35:59 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Jules Verne Forum <jvf~at~math.technion.ac.il>

On Fri, 24 Apr 1998, Norman Wolcott wrote:

> 3. I think that we also must pay attention to the posting of
> J-M Margot, an expert on Verne, on 8 April. He draws attention to the
> date on the head of the original posting of the "Lost Pages", 1 April
> 1998. Now this date is one which at least in Anglo-Saxon countries is
> accompanied by activities often found later to be not genuine. I do not
> know if this is also the custom in continental and other countries. But
> this also indicates that Mr. Hudson's article may be a work of creative
> fiction.

In the Netherlands we like to make jokes on 1 april as well. Sometimes
even the respectable newspapers feature april's foll articles.

Received on Fri 24 Apr 1998 - 11:36:30 IDT

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