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There has been extra, even more, yet within the unique model of this essay, released in a men's journal extra famous for aureoles than erudition, there has been inadequate house to be had to proceed the record, never-ending because it was once. So these extra notes are perpetually misplaced to posterity. although, within the mails a number of months in the past, out - because it have been - of the blue - to coin not anything in any respect - got here an editorial approximately that same interval, written by way of expensive Avram, the great fairy of Novato, California (where he's now living). And it appears it used to be written long ago while, for a few defunct fan journal or different. With a whimpering tone in his letter, Avram implored me to discover a house for this rapidly scrawled persiflage, so that fee could be made him, thereby delivering a smidge of gruel for his son, Ethan. (Do you spot, even conversing approximately Avram, one falls into that damned baroque form of his! ) And so, on promise of slipping him a couple of additional dollars off the head of this anthology, I herewith current because the end of "Scherzo for Schizoids," Avram Davidson's - advent TO "UP CHRISTOPHER TO insanity" (BY AVRAM DAVIDSON) "Okay," stated Knox Burger, of Gold Medal Books. "You do it that method, and i'm going to offer you a freelance. " "Crazy! " acknowledged Harlan Ellison, Boy Collaborator. I stated not anything. i used to be like dazed. in basic terms the opposite day I had saw to Ward Moore (Father picture, Mad Genius, and [non-] [Boy] Collaborator), "For nearly 8 years now i have been at the verge of having a freelance for a e-book - " " - and you are still virgo intacto," acknowledged Ward... yet now now not. "We'll move down and feature a few beverages on it," stated Knox. We did. I had Irish-on-ice, Knox had Scotch, Harlan had milk. occasionally among the 3rd and fourth Irish I controlled to burn a gap in Knox's Harris tweed jacket with my cigarette. "That will pop out of your royalties," he acknowledged, gloomily. "Okay, then," stated Harlan emerging. "We'll start at the rewrite at once. Knox. Avram! " I snapped to consciousness. "Watch it! " cried Knox, snatching his jacket away. "Be at my position at seven day after today evening, and we are going to get correct to work," Harlan ordered. "Aywah, Tuan Besar," I muttered, making my salaam. an inclination of my correct leg to twitch as though struck through a rubber hammer, I attributed to impurities within the ice. yet at seven the following night i used to be there, at Harlan's house. "You play skittles, Avram? " he inquired. "Promised my mom no longer to," I stated primly. "What's the gag, Ellison, or The Non-British Agent? " I requested. "No gag," he acknowledged, in a timely fashion, and dragging me out to the elevator. "You should have visible the skittles setup open air the Paperbook Gallery. " "Oh, is that what it truly is; i presumed it was once a gymnasium for waltzing mice. " "How microcephalic are you able to get? you clod," he demanded, affectionately rhetorical. "Skittles are in, and the Village Voice desires me to do a piece of writing for them. Andy Reiss will illustrate. " "But the, uh, booklet, Harlan? The rewrite? For Knox? You acknowledged - " "Later, later. instantly: skittles. " So we went up 7th Ave to the place the Paperbook Gallery crouched less than highway point on its nook.