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ID
b77
Title
The Revelation
Genre
Story
Page Count
12
Word Count
2470
Publisher
Argosy
Courier
John O'London's Weekly
Story
Publication Year
1934
Document Types
Film & Television
Comic Fiction
First-Person Narratives
Uncle Silas Stories

The narrator watches the housekeeper give his Uncle Silas the weekly bath; between roasting 'taters' and drinking wine, Silas relates swimming as a man, and chasing a young woman who 'run off across the meadow with my clothes under her arms'. Claiming never to have discovered her identity he is corrected by the housekeeper: '"Get yourself dressed man! I ain't running away with your clothes now, if I did then"...And I began to understand then something I had not understood before'. A television adaptation starring Albert Finney was aired in 2001. In John O'London's Weekly (June 23, 1934), Story (November 1934), Cut and Come Again (1935), My Uncle Silas (1939),H.E. Bates(1975). Reprinted in Modern Short Stories (1939, with subsequent titles of Modern English Short Stories and English Short Stories, 1888-1937), Argosy (May 1942), Courier (January 1949), The Best Love Stories (London: Hamlyn, 1985).