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ID
b263
Title
"The Place Where Shady Lay."
Genre
Story
Page Count
10
Word Count
2900
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1961
Document Types
Autobiographical
Topics
Boyhood, Sport

Much in the style of the Uncle Silas tales, but also related to two earlier Bates tales about his boyhood and his grandfather George Lucas ("Alexander" and "The White Pony"), this story depicts the boy, on a fruit-cart with his grandfather, becoming fascinated by an outcast man -- a returned criminal, renowned for his athletic prowess. In Argosy (January 1961), Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal and Other Stories/The Enchantress and Other Stories (1961).