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ID
b81
Title
The Mad Woman
Genre
Story
Page Count
9
Word Count
2400
Publisher
Lovat Dickson's Magazine
Publication Year
1934
Document Types
Comic Fiction
Uncollected Stories
Topics
Boyhood

A comic sketch about two lads for whom 'everything was boring...It was part of the curse of extreme youth that there was nothing to do. They longed to be men. It was only in boyhood that life was pointless.' The older boy has the 'stupendous notion' to spy on a local lunatic. The tale relates their wild speculations, their suspense and fear, and the stories they concoct after their adventure. In Lovat Dickson's Magazine (November 1934, iii:5:pp. 568-576).