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ID
b47
Title
On the Road
Genre
Story
Page Count
12
Word Count
1930
Publisher
Argosy
New Statesman
Now and Then
Publication Year
1931

Bates depicts two travellers who come across each other in the woods: a handsome and muscular man with 'a glimpse of a tattoo mark of a purple and crimson flower on his naked chest' and a pregnant woman with 'tawny eyes sleepy and rich with changing lights, the lips ripe and heavy, the large, strong face superb with its passionate languor.' In the New Statesman (February 28, 1931), Now and Then (Winter 1931), The Black Boxer Tales (1932), Thirty Tales (1934). Reprinted in Best British Short Stories, 1931 (1931), The Best Short Stories of 1931 (London: Cape, 1932), Turnstile One: A Literary Miscellany from The New Statesman and Nation (London: Turnstile, 1948), and Argosy (November 1950).