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ID
b181
Title
"Time Expired."
Genre
Story
Page Count
12
Word Count
3400
Publisher
Britain
New English Review
Story
Publication Year
1945
Document Types
Full-text Online
Topics
War, Asia

With a title phrase meaning that a soldier's service is completed, Bates portrays a war-weary nurse and a young soldier, injured just three days before he was to return home to Shropshire. In Voices on the Green (1945), Story (September/October 1945), Britain (September 1945), The New English Review (October, 1945), Little Reviews Anthology (1946), Colonel Julian and Other Stories (1951), Love in a Wych Elm and Other Stories (2009). Reprinted in Aspects of the Short Story (1956),

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