The Rented Swan
By Joan Aiken
29 October 2001
This story is no longer available in the Strange Horizons Archive by request of the author.
Copyright © 1977 by Joan Aiken Enterprises, Ltd.;
first appeared in The Far Forests, published by Viking Press;
reprinted by permission of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc.
Joan Aiken is the author of over sixty books for adults and children, perhaps the best known of which are The Wolves of Willoughby Chase series. She still types all her novels on a typewriter, never having moved onto a computer. Aiken lives in Sussex, England, with her husband.