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ID
b42
Title
A Love Story
Genre
Story
Page Count
12
Word Count
1930
Publisher
Argosy
Everyman
Now and Then
Publication Year
1930
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Topics
Death, Youth

Somewhat reminiscent of the earlierAlexander this tale concerns a young man's experiences with love, denial, and loss as he and a girlfriend visit some cherry farmers. At the end, the narrator seizes her hands and speaks to her "urgently and tenderly, overcome by a strange fear lest it should be too late."

In Everyman (April 3, 1930), Now and Then (Winter 1930), The Black Boxer Tales (1932), Thirty Tales (1934), The Bride Comes to Evensford and Other Tales (1949). Reprinted in Argosy (January 1935).