You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.
My one major complaint is not with the author at all. I have the first American edition, by Coward-McCann (1963). I hope they are (or were, since I think they were absorbed by Penguin) properly ashamed of the inexcusably sloppy job they did printing this. There are several places in the second half where text is suddenly cut off, skipped, or replaced with text that was already printed on an earlier page. Big chunks that I don't see how any proofreader could have missed, like one page ending a paragraph and the next starting mid-sentence. This happened enough that I did actually miss a couple bits out of the story.If he were an Ashanti king, the first person he would sacrifice would be Anthony Gore. He knew that it was wrong to make human sacrifices, but then, if were an Ashanti king in those old days, he would not know this, so it would be all right. He supposed. When they knew better, they stopped doing it. Max wondered if they missed it very much.