Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected - Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat Summary & Analysis

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Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat Summary

For years, Mrs. Bixby has been sneaking away from her husband in New York City once a month, under the pretense of visiting her Aunt Maude, to have a love affair with a Colonel who lives in the country. On this occasion, however, she arrives at the country station to find the Colonel's groom, waiting for her with a package and a note. The note tells her that they shall not meet again, and that he is giving her a mink coat in thanks. She is delighted with the coat, but doesn't know how to explain it to her husband. Back in the city, Mrs. Bixby takes a taxi to a pawnbroker's and leaves the coat for fifty dollars; she won't let the pawnbroker write anything on the slip of paper. She then...

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