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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Parasols and Prosthetic Limbs : The World War I Magazine Fiction of Sumner Locke
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An edited and illustrated collection of twelve short stories published by Sumner Locke in Australian magazines during World War I.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Men, Sumner Locke , single work short story

A woman struggles with the question of her son's enlistment.

Three Gentlemen to the Front, Sumner Locke , single work short story

Three gentlemen off for a day's shooting are ashamed to find themselves in a world of women, as every man in the region has enlisted.

Mobilising Johnnie, Sumner Locke , single work short story

A country family deal with the rejection of their son for military service.

Just Being A Woman, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

Two women disagree over whether a husband's primary duty is to his wife or to his country.

The Hardest Fight, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

The war introduces an element of conflict into the marriage of a soldier and his deeply devoted wife.

Setting the Seal, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

A doctor is faced with passing fit for military service the abusive, drunken husband of the woman he loves.

The Eternal Softness, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

A late-in-life romance illuminates a discussion of the woman's role in the war effort.

'The One Shall be Taken—', Sumner Locke , single work short story war literature

Two women in a farming community disagree over whether their sons should enlist.

Three Chances to One, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

A young woman seeking to marry her sweetheart, recently returned from the front, finds him reluctant to marry after receiving serious war injuries.

The Dogtown Bonus, Sumner Locke , single work short story

The unintended consequence of a small town getting up 'a kind of war bonus, which was to be awarded to the man returned, in a purse of sovereigns (fifty one-pound notes, they were) for BRAVERY and SUFFERING.'

The Genuine Shirker, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

A young woman talks her reluctant sweetheart into enlisting.

The Kidnapping of Lieut. Wally, Sumner Locke , single work short story romance

A young woman goes to great lengths to convince her long-time sweetheart–who has returned from Gallipoli missing an arm and an ear–to marry her.

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