Skip to main content. Back from the war in Afghanistan that included a stay at Walter Reed hospital, Daniel Newcomb is hitchhiking across the United States on his way home to Alaska when he takes a detour in mountainous Oregon in search for work. After he is dropped off at Multnomah Falls, Dan has no idea of the challenges that lie ahead for him in the coming months.
After he agrees to what he thinks will be a mundane housesitting job at a remote cabin for the winter, it is not long before unexpected events transform the nature of his job. Even as he battles foul weather, a persistent family of dogs, and two-legged intruders, Dan finds time to learn to fly a small plane.
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Months later as his stint in Oregon ends and Daniel finally returns to Alaska with an adopted puppy in tow, he begins a new chapter that includes long-awaited reunions, love, and fulfilling his dream of becoming a bush pilot. This plan works well until he reaches Las Vegas , where he unknowingly collects a huge sum from three casinos owned by the same Mafioso , and narrowly escapes the owner's thugs. Thereafter Henry flies to Hollywood, where he enlists the aid of a famous makeup artist to create various disguises and false identities to protect himself.
This works successfully, and with the aid of his accountant and the artist he successfully travels the world under a number of names and identities. At the end of the story, the author reveals that he was selected, seemingly at random, by Henry's accountant to write Henry's story, as the man has died.
The narrator is shocked to hear all of the events, and also comments that Henry's wish came true-the Henry Sugar Orphanages, established all across the globe, are indeed the best in the world. The story is considered to be mildly satiric of Dahl's critics, who would sometimes nickname him the "Master of Nastiness".
Here, he gives a happy ending, and even gives a sweet and rather anodyne name to the protagonist. This is a non-fictional account, similar to Roald Dahl's Boy and Going Solo albeit in a more concise form.
It discusses the events in his life that led him to become a writer, including a meeting with a famous writer, who helped to launch his career. The story is about Dahl's school and all the teachers, until after the publication of his first story.
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This is an autobiographical account of Dahl's time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War, particularly the details of how Dahl was injured and eventually forced to leave the Mediterranean arena. The original version of the story was written for C. Forester so that he could get the gist of Dahl's story and rewrite it in his own words. Forester was so impressed by the story Dahl at the time did not believe himself a capable writer that he sent it without modification to his agent, who had it published as "Shot Down Over Libya" in the Saturday Evening Post , thereby to initiate Dahl's writing career.
This short story was also published in one of Dahl's many collections of short stories Over to You which was first published in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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