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ID
b249
Title
"The Pemberton Thrush."
Genre
Story
Page Count
15
Word Count
3850
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1959
Topics
Boyhood, Rushden, Music

A boy is infatuated with a beautiful singer who precipitously quits his father's vocal quartet, and then recalls some thirty years later chancing upon her in a train. The tale probably reflects Bates's boyhood with a choir-leading father (Albert Bates). In Argosy (May 1959, with title "Pemberton Thrush"), The Watercress Girl and Other Stories (1959).