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[from the back cover] "Don't open The Anything Box unless you're prepared for the unexpected: The Grunder, a thing of horror which, if defeated, restores love... The Noise Eater,created by a child out of his fevered imagination, gobbles up anything--or anyone--that makes a sound... The Covet!, residents of an alien world poisoned by the intrusion of the stranger from Earth ... The Beast Hill, an ordinary mound of earth, except that its grass resembles fur, and--doesn't it move?
In this many-dimensional new collection of speculative fiction, Zenna Henderson introduces us to a boy who "calls" his mother, despite the fact that the nearest phone is miles away--and reads the distress call from an orbiting astronaut's mind; to the amazing cures of Aunt Sophronia--pills for the living dead; and to Loo Ree, a first grader whose imaginary friend turns out to be all too real... This collection includes: The Indelible Kind, J-line to Nowhere, You Know What Teacher?, The Effectives, Loo Ree, The Closest School, Three-cornered and Secure, The Taste of Aunt Sophronia, The Believing Child,Through a Glass--Darkly, As Simple as That, Swept and Garnished, One of Them, Sharing Time, Ad Astra, Incident After, The Walls, Crowning Glory, Boona on Scancia, Love Every Third Stir
Ingathering contains all 17 of Zenna Henderson's People stories, including one "Michael Without", that has never before been published.
This book is one of the best creations of science fiction by Zenna Henderson narrating the story of The People, who were coming from another planet when their spaceship crashed, leaving those who survived on earth. . .