In "Never" by H. E. Bates, does Nellie reach the intended destination? 

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The answer is that Nellie never reaches her intended destination.

In the story, Nellie wants to leave her village because she is tired of her humdrum existence. As a matter of practice, her daily schedule consists of eating, mending, playing the piano, and playing cards. Nellie is tired of her monotonous life, and she decides that a change will infuse her life with greater meaning.

When she looks at the train schedule, she notices that the train leaves for Elden at 6:13, for Olde at 6:18, and for London at 7:53. She imagines that she will go to either Elden or Olde. Since there are people who know her at Olde, Nellie decides that she will go to Elden. Immediately after she makes up her mind, Nellie packs her bag with some money and her favorite "blue dress with the rosette." She makes her way to the station, reveling in the fact that she is going away.

At the train station, she feels sad that she is alone but reassures herself that she will soon leave her old life behind. As she...

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