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The Persephone Book of Short Stories: The Pain by Pauline Smith

The Pain first published in 1923 is a short story set in South Africa. Growing up Pauline Smith had lived in rural South Africa so one can imagine Pauline getting inspired by what surrounded her. The Pain is a story about Juriaan van Royen and Deltje, an old couple who have been married for fifty years. […]