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ID
b93
Title
Cloudburst
Genre
Story
Page Count
14
Word Count
3400
Publisher
Daily Express
Frontier and Midland
John O'London's Weekly
Publication Year
1936
Topics
Rural Living, Marriage


A husband and wife vainly race to harvest their barley before a storm arrives; the crop ruined, the man lashes out at the woman over a trifle: 'His anger was impotent, useless. It was anger in reality not against her, but against the storm, the ruin'. In John O'London's Weekly (August 15, 1936), Frontier and Midland (Summer, 1937), Something Short and Sweet (1937), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales 1940), Twenty Tales (1951). Also in The Best British Short Stories 1937 (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1937), Daily Express (January 26, 1938), Country Life (London: Macmillan, 1947).