He Walked Around the Horses

He Walked Around the Horses In November an Englishman named Benjamin Bathurst vanished inexplicably and utterly He was en route to Hamburg from Vienna where he had been serving as his government s envoy to the court of w

  • Title: He Walked Around the Horses
  • Author: H. Beam Piper
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In November 1809, an Englishman named Benjamin Bathurst vanished, inexplicably and utterly He was en route to Hamburg from Vienna, where he had been serving as his government s envoy to the court of what Napoleon had left of the Austrian Empire At an inn in Perleburg in Prussia, while examining a change of horses for his coach, he casually stepped out of sight of his seIn November 1809, an Englishman named Benjamin Bathurst vanished, inexplicably and utterly He was en route to Hamburg from Vienna, where he had been serving as his government s envoy to the court of what Napoleon had left of the Austrian Empire At an inn in Perleburg in Prussia, while examining a change of horses for his coach, he casually stepped out of sight of his secretary and his valet He was not seen to leave the inn yard He was not seen again, ever At least, not in this continuum

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    1. Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Publisher Says: In November 1809, an Englishman named Benjamin Bathurst vanished, inexplicably and utterly. He was en route to Hamburg from Vienna, where he had been serving as his government's envoy to the court of what Napoleon had left of the Austrian Empire. At an inn in Perleburg. in Prussia, while examining a change of horses for his coach, he casually stepped out of sight of his secretary and his valet. He was not seen to leave the inn yard. He was not seen again, [...]

    2. This story from the pages of Astounding Science Fiction (April 1948) was a quick side trip I discovered while browsing at ReadAny. I know the idea of alternate histories has become quite popular these days and it was interesting to me to see a story with this publication date with the same theme. I wonder how we would react to suddenly being in an alternate universe where our realities, our frames of reference, are twisted just enough to change everything about who we are. Would we react the sam [...]

    3. an intriguing little tale hypothesizing a solution to a historical mystery about a disappearance and having some fun with alternate history.Note: the mystery it "solves" is somewhat less mysterious than it would appear, since the description given in the tale understates the time between when he was last seen, and when he was mysteriously gone -- and there were a lot of criminals about. Still fun.

    4. A pretty interesting take on parallel dimensions and alternate histories. A British Diplomat is suddenly swept from our timeline into some parallel one, quickly becoming convinced he has merely been robbed. While in police custody, the authorities realize that he isn't aware of a few important facts: Napoleon isn't the Emperor of France and the United States Revolution failed spectacularly.After seeing so many sci-fi stories where the protagonist goes to a world where Hitler never rose to power, [...]

    5. This is a nice alternate history story about the disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst, a real British diplomat from the Napoleonic era. Instead of disappearing, he accidentally traveled to another timeline where the American Revolution failed due to the lack of Louis XVI's support. Benjamin is seen as a raving lunatic, yet has compelling documents from his own timeline. He is shot after trying to flee the Prussian compound where he was held.This is different from the other Paratime stories in that [...]

    6. I enjoyed listening to this tale told in an epistolary style. The story seem to reflect a realistic description of the reports that would follow an event of this nature. The narrators voice is clear and easy to listen to. She is a good story teller, with experience. She has participated in 14 works in Librivox.The recording quality is clear (no background noise), it has plenty of volume and the editing technique is seamless.

    7. This is an interesting Alternate History short story. Kind of funny and has its moments. This is a story of a man from our world going into a parallel version of ours where Napoleon Bonaparte did not start a revolution. More than that would ruin the story, but definitely worth a bit of reading on this one. Not a real ending though, so I feel that this was more of an idea that sprouted but never got its full wings to fly.

    8. Great idea, so-so execution. It's a great idea for a short story but this feels like Piper still finding his way. Recommended but not essential.

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    10. Really liked this story of the old adage right time-wrong place, the first of the paratime stories.

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