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ID
b32
Title
The Child
Genre
Story
Page Count
8
Word Count
1600
Publisher
Criterion
Now and Then
Publication Year
1928
Topics
Childhood

A young girl, mesmerized by the sea seen through a multi-colored window, runs naked to meet some bathers at the shore; they, "as if ashamed of something," shout for her to return, but "towards the sea that with its rolling yellow breast had appeared the very emblem of some bright, entrancing day, the child in its loveliness ran on."

Several of the reviews of Seven Tales and Alexander (attached) gave attention to this story. In The Criterion (December 1928), Now and Then (Summer 1929), Seven Tales and Alexander (1929), Thirty Tales (1934). Reprinted in Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929), The Best British Short Stories of 1929, and An Anthology of Modern Short Stories (London: Nelson, 1938).