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ID
b295
Title
"The Sun of December."
Genre
Story
Page Count
10
Word Count
2300
Publisher
Evening News
Publication Year
1956
Document Types
Richardson (character)
Topics
Old Age

The narrator, (named Richardson as in a number of other works), visits a friend in his late eighties who complains that "they're talking of putting me in a wheelchair." Departing after lunch, he sees "him still standing on the terrace. The spring-soft sunlight of the winter afternoon was bright on his face. He did not lift his hand." In the Evening News (February 29, 1956, with title "Sun In December,") The Wedding Party (1965).