Katherine Mansfield lost her much-loved brother in The First World War and in this story she explores the feelings of two fathers whose sons were killed in that terrible conflict. She considers their different reactions, the nature of grief as the years pass, and cleverly uses the struggles of an unlucky fly to make her dramatic point (1,850 words).
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