Childhood's End

'Childhoods End?'
Childhoods End
was an Arthur C. Clarke novel concerning a race of beings that had grown from its infancy and ascended to a higher lever of evolution. It was a theme that he was to develop further in his classic 2001,a Space Odyssey. Childhood's End itself served as the inspiration for the Genesis track Watcher of the Skies from 1972's seminal Foxtrot

A superstition holds that there are various portents depending on the number of magpies seen at any one time. A common version is below, but there are many differing versions around.

  • One for Sorrow
  • Two for Joy
  • Three for marriage
  • Four for a boy (etc).
You will notice how many ever appear on a Marillion cover. 

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