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The Lingering Clasp of the Hand
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Sunday, 19 October 2008 CO PARTNERSHIP CO PARTNERSHIP Co-partnership and an alternative writing of chapters were the hallmark of the balance of elemental forces which worked between Haggard and another of his collaborators, Andrew Lang. Apart from their collaboration on The World's Desire, the two writers had been in correspondence with each other since the date of the publication of The Witch's Head when, in a postscript, Lang recorded: "I am glad to take this opportunity of thanking you for the great pleasure The Witch's Head has given me. I have not read anything so good for a long time".(43) Haggard also advised Lang over the writing of the story, Old Friends,(1890)(44) for Lang writes to ask such questions as: "Doesn't my fairy tale need a more vivacious beginning...