Short Story Masterpieces - 'A Spinster's Tale', 'You Could Look It Up', 'Why I Live at the P.O.' and 'The Use of Force' Summary & Analysis

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'A Spinster's Tale', 'You Could Look It Up', 'Why I Live at the P.O.' and 'The Use of Force' Summary

In 'A Spinster's Tale,', Elizabeth first learns of Mr. Speed in the year following her mother's death. She is in the parlor when she sees him, muttering at the trees and banging them with his cane as he stumbles down the street. Mr Speed comes the following day, and for many thereafter. She feels she must talk to her brother or father about it, so she sets up a play date with her brother in the parlor. When Mr. Speed appears, she is surprised to see her brother rush out to help him with his hat. One day as she watches her...

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