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ID
b137
Title
"The Little Jeweller."
Genre
Story
Page Count
29
Word Count
6850
Publisher
Life and Letters To-day
Publication Year
1940
Topics
Death, Age

A bachelor shopkeeper, physically and mentally weakened, is confined to a mental ward. The story depicts him as he reflects on his life and fears his death, and his struggles to regain his health while surrounded by a sister, a lawyer, and doctors. In Life and Letters To-day (April 1940), The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories (1940), Thirty-One Selected Tales (1947), The Good Corn and Other Stories (1974), Elephant's Nest in a Rhubarb Tree & Other Stories (1989).