Sixpence

by Katherine Mansfield · Intermediate

A worried mother is unhappy and ashamed in front of a guest at her home that she cannot control her young son. He does not listen to her and seems uncontrollable. Her guest’s young sons, on the other hand, are perfectly behaved. The key to this mystery, her guest tells the tired mother, is that their father hits them when they have been naughty (2,000 words)

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