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Book Information: Poacher, the

Poacher, the (1993) [Short Story]
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A peasant boy is foraging for mushrooms in the forest when he discovers a gigantic bramble hedge, and for the next two years he spends all his free time cutting a tunnel through its branches ... and dreaming of what he will find on the other side. When he finally breaks through, he finds an enchanted castle with all of its occupants asleep ... as if under a spell. He is especially careful not to disturb the princess, for he senses that the source of the dream he has entered is this sleeping beauty.

Published in Unlocking the Air and Other Stories and The World's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection.

Original title: The Poacher
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreReinterpretations

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Neil Gaiman , Ursula K. Le Guin , Dan Simmons , Harlan Ellison , Charles de Lint , Thomas M. Disch , Gabriel García Márquez , Michael Marshall Smith , Ellen Kushner , Nancy Kress , Patricia A. McKillip , Steve Rasnic Tem , Ian McDonald , Sherman J. Alexie , Jane Yolen , Nancy Holder , Robert Devereaux , Will Shetterly , Elizabeth Hand , Nancy A. Collins , Lisa Goldstein , Graham Masterton , Sara Paretsky , Fred Chappell , Bruce McAllister , John Crowley , Carol Emshwiller , Terry Dowling , Dennis Etchison , Miriam Grace Monfredo , Robert Westall , John Coyne , Roberta Lannes , Terry Bisson , A.R. Morlan , Nicholas Royle , Thomas Tessier , Augustine Funnell , Daína Chaviano , Adam Corbin Fusco , Osamu Dazai , Mary Ellis , Bruce Boston , Rafik Schami , Rosario Ferré , E. R. Stewart , Daniel Hood , Caila Rossi , Geoffrey A. Landis , O.V. de L. Milosz , Danith McPherson
     Unlocking the Air and Other Stories (1996) [Collection]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

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