The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

by: J. M. Barrie

by: J. M. Barrie

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The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals

by: J. M. Barrie

by: J. M. Barrie

Overview

Mrs. Dowey is entertaining three other charwomen at tea; they are all proud of their sons in the army (1914 1918). The curate arrives with Kenneth Dowey of the Black Watch in tow. But Mrs. Dowey has no son; she only pretends after seeing Kenneth's name in a newspaper. Since he has no family, he agrees to spend his leave with her and Mrs. Dowey has the long wished for experience of mothering a boy. When Private Dowey does not return, the old lady puts away his effects and bravely sets out to work.

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J. M. Barrie

ABOUT THE AUTHOR All children, except one, grow up James Matthew Barrie was born in the small weaving town of Kirriemuir, Scotland, on 9th May 1860, the ninth of ten children of a handloom weaver. For the first six years of his life, James lived in the shadow of his mother’s love for his older brother David. Tragical ...

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