An Acceptable Time is a 1989 young adult science fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle, the last of her books to feature Polyhymnia O'Keefe, better known as Poly (The Arm of the Starfish, Dragons in the Waters) or Polly (A House Like a Lotus, An Acceptable Time). Marketed as part of the author's Time Quintet (the other four volumes of which are called the Time Quartet), An Acceptable Time connects Polly's adventures with those of her parents, Meg Murry and Calvin O'Keefe, which take place a generation earlier. The book's title is taken from Psalm 69:13, "But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord, at an acceptable time."
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... Murry, were first introduced in A Wrinkle in Time, the first book in the Time Quartet, but were not initially given first names ... A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet are primarily about Polly's mother, Meg Murry (later Meg Murry O'Keefe) in her teen years and young adulthood, and about Meg's brother Charles ... The other volume in the Time Quartet, Many Waters, is about Polly's other uncles on her mother's side, Sandy and Dennys Murry ...
... In An Acceptable Time (1989, ISBN 0-374-30027-5), Zach visits Polly at her grandparents' home in rural Connecticut, only to inadvertently travel back in time with her to a ... This time, when the crisis is over, Polly is less inclined to forgive him immediately ...
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Together with that fair and warlike form
In which the majesty of buried Denmark
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