"The Good Corn."
A tale of a childless farming couple, the wife's emotional breakdown at the death of a calf, the husband's weakness in sleeping with a hired girl, and their loving reconciliation as they adopt her baby. In Argosy (October 1955), The Daffodil Sky (1955), Seven by Five/The Best of H.E. Bates (1963), The Good Corn and Other Stories (1974).
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