A wood-turner retires when his arthritis becomes too bad to keep working, selling off all of his goods and tools. No longer able to do his beloved work, he wishes for death, detesting Mrs O'Neill from the Home Nursing Association's assistance. Unwilling to surrender to retirement, he fixes a carving blade to his hand and carves one last time, even as the blade cuts into his numb hand.
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Rheumatoid arthritis.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||Third person.|