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ID
b85
Title
Cut and Come Again
Genre
Story
Page Count
10
Word Count
2090
Publisher
Argosy
Listener
Publication Year
1934
Topics
Marriage, Youth

A newly-married hedgecutter and his wife resume last night's quarrel. As she walks away, the man watches her, 'unsure about it all, lost in a conflict of doubt and tenderness and some curious inexpressible pain. Published as The Hedge in The Listener (December 12, 1934), and subsequently as Cut and Come Again in Cut and Come Again (1935), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940), Selected Stories (1957), The Poison Ladies & Other Stories (1976), Love in a Wych Elm and Other Stories (2009). Reprinted in Argosy (November 1941), Best Love Stories (London: Hamlyn, 1985).