At a glance:
- Author: Katherine Mansfield
- First Published: 1912
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: About 1908
- Setting: The bush country in New Zealand
- Characters: Jo, The narrator, The woman, Else, Jim
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Murder or homicide, Rural or country life, Loneliness, New Zealand or New Zealanders
- Locales: Australia, New Zealand, Australia and Oceania
Three travelers have been caravanning for more than a month in a remote region of the North Island of New Zealand, a wild Maori country: Jim (a guide who knows the environs), the female narrator, and her dapper brother Jo. The heat has been awful, and one of their horses has developed an open belly-sore from carrying the pack. All have traveled in silence throughout the day. They anticipate reaching a “store” in this wild land, a “whare,” or home that houses a storehouse of goods to supply wayfarers and that includes a pasture for the horses. Jim has been...
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