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ID
b222
Title
"The Daffodil Sky."
Genre
Story
Page Count
23
Word Count
6400
Publisher
Daily Sketch
Publication Year
1953
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
Incest, Prisoners

A man recently released from prison relives the events that put him there. He goes to visit his girlfriend from before his sentencing, and is greeted by her daughter, perhaps his daughter as well; the two of them go together to a pub. Serialized in the Daily Sketch (beginning January 5, 1953), The Daffodil Sky (1955), Seven by Five/The Best of H.E. Bates (1963). Reprinted in Go, Lovely Rose: Three Short Stories (1989), Short Stories for Students, v. 7 (2000), Booksworms Club Gold (2007).

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