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The Ten-foot Chain

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SOME time ago I was dining with four distinguished writers. Needless to say where two or three authors are gathered together with a sympathetic editor in their midst, the flood-gates of fancy are opened wide. In an inspired moment, Dr. Means tossed this "tremendous trifle" into the center of the table: "What mental and emotional reaction would a man and a woman undergo, linked together by a ten-foot chain, for three days and nights?" The query precipitated an uproar. Captain Abdullah stepped into the arena at once, and with that elan of the heart, which is bred only in the Orient, declared if the man and the woman really loved one another, no chain could be riveted too close or too enduring to render onerous its existence. For through this world and the next, love would hold these twain in ever deeper and tenderer embrace.

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Hardback Editions

June 1970 : USA Hardback

Title: The Ten Foot Chain (Short story index reprint series)
Author(s): Achmed Abdullah
ISBN: 0-8369-3426-1 / 978-0-8369-3426-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: The Ten-foot Chain
Author(s): Max Brand
ISBN: 1-4992-7008-9 / 978-1-4992-7008-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: The Ten-Foot Chain; Or, Can Love Survive the Shackles? a Unique Symposium
Author(s): Achmed Abdullah
ISBN: 1-151-62015-7 / 978-1-151-62015-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
Availability: Amazon UK