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ID
b15
Title
Never
Genre
Story
Page Count
6
Word Count
1290
Publisher
New Statesman
Publication Year
1926
Topics
Youth


A young woman plans her escape from the village to London. The story reveals her emotions, as she leaves the house and its memories, as she walks to the station, and subsequently when she discovers that she has missed her train. At the story's end, she sits at the piano playing the same waltz that had occupied her just before departing. She thinks: "This isn't the only day...I shall go. Some day! Some day!"

In the New Statesman (June 26, 1926),Day's End and Other Stories (1928), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940). Reprinted in New Statesmanship (1963), The Oxford Book of Short Stories (Oxford, 1981).