Just to say to seacliff (any relation to heathcliff?) that there has been some discussion in these parts of Barbara's book of short stories Jack be Quick, in which "Portrait" appears. Recommended by one and all!
To read what we said, choose "Topics from the last year" in the pull-down menu above the list of topics in the "Barbara Paul's books and stories" forum, then click "Go". The topics are called "Jack" and "Jack Attack".
[This message has been edited by Andrew (edited 11-03-99).]