"Chaff in the Wind."
A portrait of a woman grown cynical and disillusioned, as she converses with a suitor to her younger sister. In Evening News (April 20, 1953 and again on August 25, 1987), Pick of To-Day's Short Stories (4, 1953), Argosy (October 1954), The Daffodil Sky (1955), Seven by Five/The Best of H.E. Bates (1963). Reprinted in Modern English Short Stories 3 (2001).
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