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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

(1920)
A Novella by

 
 
"The Daughters of the Late Colonel" is a 1920 short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published in the London Mercury in May 1921. In bed, Constantia suggests giving her late father's top hat to the porter, but her sister Josephine disagrees. After thinking about letters to be sent to Ceylon, they hear a noise coming from a mouse. Constantia thinks how sad it must be for the mouse with no crumbs around.

The last time the sisters saw their father, Nurse Andrews was stationed by the bedside; the Colonel opened only one eye, glaring at his daughters before dying. Nurse Andrews, whom they invited to stay for a week after the Colonel died, is annoying them by overeating. Mr. Farolles, a clergyman who offers to arrange the funeral, visits and suggests they take Holy Communion, to feel better, but the sisters demur.

Genre: General Fiction

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January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of the Late Colonel
Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
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January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of the Late Colonel
Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Daughters of the Late Colonel
Author(s): Katherine Mansfield
Publisher: Bookstream Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK