Friday, 6 June 2014

Autumn and Love

Fiction? / Non-fiction?
Published in Six Common Things, 1893
(First read 06/06/2014)

EFB meditates on autumn, death, and love.  On a particular day not only does summer come to a sudden end but the young child of a faithful old servant dies and, as if this weren't already autumnal enough, the child's faithful old dog dies with her.  A bittersweet, melancholy little tale, which narrowly avoids being mawkish.  (How much of it is true is an entirely other matter.)  You can read it online here.

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