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What has she done? Who has she known? Does she tell the truth? Is she a pathological liar? Brook looks out the window and notes a dog walking backward. Maybe, it turns out, Mr. Brook is the crazy one. Or maybe, the entire story is unreliable. Which ever way it goes, the last paragraph turns everything on its head.

An hour later, Mr. Brook sat looking out of the window of his office. The trees along the quiet Westbridge street were almost bare, and the gray buildings of the college had a calm, sad look. It was a thing he had watched a hundred times before, so what was it that struck him as strange?

Then he realized with a kind of cold surprise that the old dog was running along backward. Brook watched the Airedale until he was out of sight, then resumed his work on the canons which had been turned in by the class in counterpoint.

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‘Madame Zilensky And The King Of Finland’ by Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers , short story review , weird fiction. When thinking of Carson McCullers, one thinks of sad grotesques populating southern gothic towns or of plain old despair. One does not think of weird fiction. He appears dull, but tolerant of others while she is presented as at once dignified and scatterbrained.


Saturday Shorts presents…Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland

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