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A short story written for broadcasting by L. A. G. Strong , and read by the author
L. A. G. Strong is one of the most interesting short-story writers of today, and in ' The Woodcutter's Arms' he has written a story gf characteristic insight and simplicity.
Arriving in Canterbury in the early evening and in search of lodging, the writer is directed to a strange little back-street tavern, in which he has a peculiar encounter. He is at a loss to understand the hostile attitude of his hostess, but a meeting later in the evening with a philosophical little bicycle merchant helps to unravel the mystery for him. There is a certain eeriness in the midnight setting of the tale, btit with the morning sunshine the traveller is able to depart faintly puzzled as to why-and he knows he will-he must for the rest of his life remember a pair of eyes and a scolding voice.


Broadcasting By: L. A. G. Strong
Unknown: L. A. G. Strong

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