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ID
b260
Title
"The Courtship."
Genre
Story
Page Count
13
Word Count
4000
Publisher
Sunday Express
Publication Year
1960
Document Types
First-Person Narratives
Topics
Marriage, Christmas, Flowers

A story of a flower-vendor's romance, the death of his intended, and the flower he gives the narrator in her memory: "I carried the flower in front of me, carefully, holding it in both hands. It was exactly like a steadfast fragrant candle, pure and white as snow, lighting the outer darkness." The story has a Christmas theme and was first published on Christmas. In the Sunday Express (December 25, 1960), Pick of Today's Stories (1961), The Wedding Party (1965).