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‘Postscript’ short fiction by Dorothy Simmons

NOTE: ’The Lost Estate’, by Henri Alain Fournier, was published in 1913. He was killed in action on the Western Front in September 1914. 

His men aren’t marching any more, they’re trudging the same as he is, setting one foot in front of the other foot, over and over again. Their caps are pulled low, their shoulders stooped under the weight of a world they no longer even try to understand. Stumbling through the dim forest, they mutter curses at the roots that trip, the nettles that s...

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