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ID
b12
Title
Fear
Genre
Story
Page Count
7
Word Count
1480
Publisher
Argosy
Nation and Athenaeum
Publication Year
1927
Topics
Childhood, Age, Fear

A young boy and his grandfather each experience fear while sheltering the night in a mountain hut.

Bates would later cite the opening sentence, "On the horizon three separate thunderstorms talked darkly to each other", as an example of his early successful efforts at economical prose. In Nation and Athenaeum (March 26, 1927), Day's End and Other Stories (1928), Thirty Tales (1934). Also in The Best Short Stories of 1927 (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1927 and London: Cape, 1928), The Best British Short Stories of 1927 (1927), Capajon: Fifty-four Short Stories (London: Cape, 1933, reprinted as Fifty-three Short Stories in 1937), and Argosy (November 1934), Shades of Fear (1982).