"The Story Without an End."
A fifteen-year-old boy, learning the restaurant trade from a cruel and drunken boor, falls in love with a waitress. When the owner discovers them in bed, she is fired, and the boy remains at his job with "a queer furtive, sideways look, that half-desperate, half-hopeless look, almost criminal, that dwells in the eyes of the oppressed and persecuted, of those who cannot escape." In The Story Without an End and The Country Doctor (1932), The Woman Who Had Imagination and Other Stories (1934), Country Tales (1938), Country Tales (1940). Reprinted in the London Mercury (September 1933), Esquire (April, 1934), Argosy (April 1943).
Attached review of the 1932 edition.
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