Stories - The Temptation of Jack Orkney Summary & Analysis

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The Temptation of Jack Orkney Summary

The story of "The Temptation of Jack Orkney" opens with Jack learning that his father is dying and that he's been summoned to his father's bedside. He travels there immediately and then wonders if he should have taken time to make a hotel reservation and to properly pack before leaving. He is, however, a journalist at heart and admits that he'd dashed off with the bare essentials as he would have done on assignment. Jack has actually not worked recently as a journalist but has gained enough recognition to be called on for some other jobs. Because all three of his children are grown and he doesn't really need to earn as much money as he once had, he's slowed his pace. He refers to the "leisure" mentioned by his friends who find themselves in...

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