Friday, January 29, 2010

"Three Letters...and a Footnote." Horacio Quiroga.

One-minute review: Female trolley rider sends a letter to a newspaper editor describing the battle of the sexes on the streetcar gong to and from work. Especially describes the probing of the male’s foot and all that it implies. The editor, who has been asked to publish the letter under his own name, asks if the female who wrote it has ever been tempted to respond to a probing foot. She replies yes, only once, and it was the editor’s foot and he never took advantage of the situation.

75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature.
Ed. Roger B. Goodman. New York: Bantam Books. 1961. These summaries do not do justice to the vividness of the stories. RayS.

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