The Midwich Cuckoos, John Wyndham
“Nevertheless, the fact remains that, however the girl takes it, she has been robbed. She has been swept suddenly from childhood into womanhood. I find that saddening. No chance to stretch her wings. She has to miss the age of true poetry.” “One would like to agree-but, in point of fact, I doubt it,” said Mr. Leebody. “Not only are poets, active or passive, rather...