Category: Sam Youd

The wedding party

I suppose this sense of reassurance may have contributed to making me think of Jinny’s wedding as such a wonderful affair. It helped that we were unused to rich food, too; at home there was...

sand dunes kissing picnic

I’m glad, I’m glad!

We scaled the dunes together, pulling ourselves up by the tufts of grass which had found a footing in this unpromising ground. On the top we stared out towards the distant sea, and the even...

"tunnel of love", funfair, southport

There!

But we went first, as Jinny wanted, to the fun-fair. It was her land, her happy home; for sixpence she could be raised into shouting screaming ecstasies of mirth. Whirling round in a thing called...

German WWI Hun Enemy

An enemy of mankind

Dadda said: ‘Isaak, this is Solly. I have told you of him. Solly, my brother, Isaak. He is a Hun, Solly.’ He laughed. ‘An enemy of mankind.’ ‘Hoch der Kaiser,’ Isaak said. He was smiling...

A good husband

Solly sat in the rocking-chair, watching the fire, listening to its gusty, intermittent breathing and to the more distant noises of the children outside. She handed him the cup, still without saying anything. He took...

A fine wife?

Mamma thought at first that it was shyness, or a feeling of inferiority, on Solly’s part that was responsible for the failure of matters to get ahead. One afternoon, when he called in to return...