The narrator, a young traveling man (not unlike that in The House With the Apricot), stays a night with a mother and two daughters, all high-living and spoiled, and a father, deaf and meekly indignant at their carousing. Baldwin (104) says the story is based on Bates's walking tour of the Cotswalds. The title is from Byron's poem, "There Be None of Beauty's Daughters." In Lovat Dickson's Magazine (March 3, 1935), Cut and Come Again (1935), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940), Selected Short Stories of H.E. Bates (1951). Reprinted in The Best Short Stories of 1935 (London: Cape, 1935), The Best British Short Stories of 1935 (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1935).