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ID
b114
Title
"The Ox."
Genre
Story
Page Count
35
Word Count
7180
Publisher
Atlantic Monthly
John O'London's Weekly
Publication Year
1939
Topics
Crime, Family Relations, Simpletons

An unintelligent woman slaves on behalf of her two boys, but when her husband is executed for murder the boys choose to live with her church-going brother. In Atlantic Monthly (March 1939), John O'London's Weekly (June 9, 1939), The Flying Goat (1939), Thirty-One Selected Tales (1947), Selected Short Stories of H.E. Bates (1951), Selected Stories (1957), Seven by Five/The Best of H.E. Bates (1963), The Good Corn and Other Stories (1974), The Poison Ladies and Other Stories (1976). Also in The Best Short Stories of 1939 (London: Cape, 1939), The Best British Short Stories (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939), Novel and Story, A Book of Modern Readings (1939), Modern Prose (1968).