The 29th of May or Sir Arthur and the Bending Light
In this paper I present an instance illustrating a program of joint teaching of science and literature. The instance sketched here rests on recognition that at the age when children read books like Kästner's "The 35th of May" they can already taste notions of Relativity Theory through the story of Eddington's expedition to Principe Island. Eddington's story is briefly recounted here with references to Kästner's book. The relationships thus exhibited between science and fiction, fantasy and reality, theory and actuality, humor and earnestness, should help evoke school age children's interest in science and literature at early stages in their studies' endeavor.
Key Words - Bending Light, Fantasy, Gravitation, Relativity, Science and Literature