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Issue Details: First known date: 1914... 1914 The Sympathy Bureau
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American Elvin G. Barnstutter arrives in Australia full of plans to make his fortune. He installs Laura Jane Sweetbread, a widow living in the same boarding house, in an office with two typists and proceeds to advertise his new business, The Sympathy Bureau. The purpose of the Bureau is to extend the sympathy and influence of Mrs Sweetbread, the 'sweetest and wisest' of women, to those who are alone in the world. The Bureau is a success, but Mrs Sweetbread begins to change.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Lone Hand vol. 15 no. 86 (n.s. vol.2 no.7) 1 June 1914 Z607417 1914 periodical issue 1914 pg. 23-25
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bodger and the Boarders Ernest O'Ferrall , Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1922 Z169331 1922 selected work short story humour Sydney : N.S.W. Bookstall Company , 1922 pg. 42-55
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Stories by 'Kodak' Kodak , Sydney : Endeavour Press , 1933 Z507885 1933 selected work short story humour Sydney : Endeavour Press , 1933 pg. 150 - 161
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