Research work: Short stories. 1
"Doyou want to get over?" she finally remarked familiarly after shereturned the gaze then
startedlaughing exposing her white teeth, sound and smooth as splithazel-nuts. Without
hesitation,Willoughby responded that he couldn’t do that without disturbingher. It was obvious
thather beauty had dazzled him. As they continued talking, it becameevident that the attraction
wasboth ways, they shared a lot, like they had known each other for alife-time. How could this
be? Looking back Willoughby could not comprehend how everything hadturned sour.
Brutalassaults with clethched fists had become a daily occurrence, theattitude he had towards
herwas coarse. Mrs. Bronhorst bore more any woman could bear but shealways tried her best to
pleaseher abusive husband. I suppose he had fallen in to the habit at firstmeaning no harm, but I
gueshe found that his ordinary stock of endearment run short, he chose toexpress his feelings in
anotherway.However, Mrs. was devoted to her "Teddy", as sherefered to him,her queer
attemptsof making herself more attractive to her husband were tiring evenwhen she knew she
wasnot what she used to be, she was not a young woman, though fifteenyears younger than Mr.
Bronhorst,her image had faded over the years, worst of all was the love shespends on her
children.How life had changed over the years, form the apple of his eyes, tothe rag of the house.
Thetruth however was that for ten years, Mrs Jennings governed supremelyas she pleased, came
homewhen she felt the need, cooked when she was hungry and Bob bore allthis without even
theslightest squeak. There were no children, then all over sudden camechildren, three in three
years,bob did not have the nurse to take care of them. Mrs. Jennings was atthis time what was
calledrather a fine woman, one of large scale and full development. theneighbors referred to
himas a poor stick.
Rudyardkipling. VictorianShort Stories of Troubled MarriagesTheBronckhorst Divorce Case (2008)
ElleD`Arcy. VictorianShort Stories of Troubled MarriagesIrremebebiable. (2008)
ArthurMorrison. VictorianShort Stories of Troubled Marriages"A Poor Stick."(2008)