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His recognizable profile is above the word "Reduco" - a fictitious weight-loss product. Constance Petersen Ingrid Bergman enters the Empire State Hotel lobby, Hitchcock in a double-breasted suit is coming out of a crowded elevator, carrying a small violin case and daintily smoking a cigarette. Smith Walking with a cigarette past Mr.

He is wearing a coat and American hat not a typical derby-bowler hat and looking down while reading a newspaper. Behind him, Jones hears the hotel concierge call out Dutch diplomat Van Meer's name, turns, and runs back to join the statesman in a taxi ride. Hitchcock is a passenger seated to the left of the frame in the subway carriage behind them, as he is bothered, irritated and angered by a small boy who pulls his hat over his face as he reads a book.

He engages in a stare-down with the lad. Film Title. Description of Hitchcock Cameo. Minutes Into Film approx. Walking by, and then turning back to give a prolonged side-look and stare at Eve Gill Jane Wyman on the sidewalk. Two appearances: a In Sydney's town square during a parade, in the milling crowd wearing a grayish coat and brown hat right side of picture, back to camera? Two appearances: a in the opening credits, one of two pedestrians walking up a NYC sidewalk and passing a fire hydrant he's holding a newspaper, and a woman is on his left. Any relation to T?

Still unsolved. Definitely not related to T, but I confess that one intrigued me when I was browsing the stumpers and I tried to find it online. I have a copy of Futility the Tapir. It is a very simple ink drawing picture book with only a few lines.

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Cute art but not the answer to my M nor T I'll not give up hope! There are also tapirs in South America. I vaguely recall there being something about crops and irrigation or watering of the crops, too.

Also a small building house? Maybe I have the setting wrong - perhaps it is not Malaysia after all? This one is driving me nuts because I have so little to go on. But this story is completely responsible for me even knowing what tapirs are in the first place. Today I try to help support tapir preservation whenever I can. There are four species left, all endangered.

On M, I wonder if maybe it was a story in my childcraft books. I have a set now, edition, and it is not in that, but neither is Little Black Sambo , and I seem to remember LBS being in my set as a child in the s. Maybe your readers can look in their childcrafts and check for a story with a tapir illustration? If Little Black Sambo was removed, maybe the editors removed and added other stories as well?

I read it in the middle-school textbook Impressions from the s.

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It takes place in a hotel in France and the man who goes onto the balcony is a Russian spy. However, there is no blizzard - just a very well set-up ending. I won't spoil it. It is no short story, nor for children, but the stumper poster may enjoy reading it, even if it's not what is being searched for. There is a tall building, a killer, a blizzard, and a chase. I won't spoil the ending of this one either! Stephen King, Night Shift collection of short stories. Thjs should be easy to find at any library or used book store. I don't know which story it is but I am sure it's one in this collection.

Neither the story nor the collection is for children. In the Stephen King story, There's a bet involved and the man is aware that his goal is to walk around the ledge even before he goes out there. The story I read is definitely about a man unexpectedly getting locked out of his apt. The King story is about a man agreeing ahead of time to walk around the high ledge to win a bet. Any other ideas would be appreciated, I haven't checked out any of the other suggestions yet. Very definitely a Cornell Woolrich story written under the name William Irish. It may be in the Phantom Lady collection which was a book club selection.

William Irish is a key figure in the noir genre. Really fun stuff, scary and chilling. Most of his settings are s Manhattan. He also wrote the short story "Rear Window" upon which the Hitchcock movie is based. I don't recall the story, but I agree that it sounds like it could be Woolrich. Unfortunately I don't have any of those handy to check contents right now. Thanks so much! I have done some research now on Cornell Woolrich, and think the story I read may well be his. I now remember reading this story as well, around the same time I read the one described in my stumper, so I really think that it's cornell woolrich, I just need to find the collection of stories and check it out, I understand that much of his work is now out-of-print.

Thanks again. My high-school lit book had something close to what you're talking about: there wasn't any killer, the man crawled out onto the ledge to retreive some vital business paper that had blown outside and accidentally slams the window shut. His wife had gone off for the evening and he wasn't sure he could wait for her to get home.

Ending would be as you remember. The high school lit book mentioned by one of the responders is probably "Adventures in Appreciation," Harcourt, Brace and World. Heart-poundingly suspenseful; I recommend it! I just remembered something else about M The way the hero got off the apartment building roof -- was it by disconnecting everyone's TV antenna so someone would come up and investigate? If so, try searching issues of "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine" from the 's. I'm sure I read a story like that, and that's most likely where. M have you tried this spelling: Merrimac Nursery Rhyme?

I'm not certain about this, but it's a possibility. It's part of the Little Golden Book series.

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Well, this isn't a perfect fit, since Peter Pauper Press books are pretty small, but it sounds like Turkish Fairy Tales. That one story sounds like "The Fish-Peri.


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Wow--this description sounds like a bunch of fairy tales got in a train wreck! Ivo Duka, Secret of the Two Feathers. I only vaguely remember this but it's possibly The Secret of the Two Feathers, although I think it was published in Secret of the Two Feathers. I remember the first chapter from my grade-school reader, sometime before ; the feathers were black with white symbols on them. The feathers were symbols of rival pirates who died in a duel; anybody who found both could make wishes.

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They were published in the s and s and were still in libraries in the s. How to Behave has recently been reissued if the person who posted the request wants to see Leaf's drawing style. Could one of these classic children's books on manners be what's meant? Without a dust jacket, one of them could easily match the description, right down to to the illustration of the "little long-haired in dress sitting down. The description reminds me of this book, including the illustrations.

Anything else to add on this memory? Just a thought. Rumer Godden, Little Plum. England is the last place Nona Fells wants to be. No one asked her if she wanted to leave sunny India to live in a chilly English village with her aunt's family -- and her cousin, Belinda, just hates her! But when two dainty Japanese dolls arrive at Nona's doorstep, everything begins to change.

Over time, not only does Nona create a home for the dolls, but one for herself as well. There is also a sequel, Little Plum.

M Godden, Rumer.