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Issue Details: First known date: 1923... 15 August 1923 of The Sydney Mail est. 1860-1938 The Sydney Mail
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* Contents derived from the 1923 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Day of Promisei"'Twas a fine day in Winter,", Roderic Quinn , single work poetry (p. 22)
The Hero, Hamer , single work short story war literature

Batson discovers that Clara Rixon has married his rival, the handsome and vivacious Henry Capes. Heartbroken, Batson enlists and goes off to war. Some months later, on the battlefield, Batson and Capes meet, just as their company is about to be ordered 'over the top'. When the time comes, Capes is seized with fear and is unable to leave the trench. Later, Batson takes the rap for Capes, so that he can save former love interest Clara from having to endure the disgrace of her husband's cowardice. Batson is then sent to Rouen military prison and his record is forever tainted. Upon his return to Australia, Batson learns that Clara has died. Some time afterwards, whilst reading a newspaper in a park, Batson discovers that Capes, now feted as a war hero, has remarried.

(p. 22-23)

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