At a glance:
- Author: Katherine Mansfield
- First Published: 1922
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: The early 1920’s
- Setting: England
- Characters: William, Isabel, Paddy, Johnny, Moira Morrison, Bobby Kane, Bill Hunt, Dennis Green
- Genres: Short fiction, Domestic realism
- Subjects: Family or family life, Husbands, Wives, Parents and children, Marriage, 1920's, England or English people, Lawyers, London
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
William is a hard-working, affluent solicitor who spends his weeks in London and his weekends in the countryside where his wife, Isabel, and their sons, Paddy and Johnny, live permanently. About to leave for his weekend at home, William frets because he has neglected to buy presents for the children. For several weeks in a row, he has given them candy that he bought just before his trains pulled out, but they prefer other gifts. This time, he decides to take his boys fruit—a melon and a pineapple—assuming that Isabel’s perpetual houseguests will not invade the...
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