Short stories by William March.
William March (1893–1954), born William Edward March Campbell in Mobile, Alabama, was an American novelist and short-story writer. He served in the Marines during World War I, and was recognized with the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Croix de Guerre. His first novel, Company K, was based largely on his wartime experiences. A prolific writer of short stories, he was a four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize. The Bad Seed was an immediate critical and commercial success, the source for a Tony Award-winning Broadway play and a finalist for the National Book Award. Sadly, March died of a heart attack just weeks after publication
Listing 7 stories.
Fifteen members of the United States Marines tell stories about their time serving in Europe during World War I.
A man in the metalworking industry is blinded by a tragic work accident and finds himself using humor as a coping mechanism and way to cover up his own fears while in the hospital.
A preacher is welcomed into a farming couple's cabin and performs an exorcism on their son.
A professor who studies sexual selection tries to justify his own failed marriage with the flawed mating selection of female fruit flies.
A young sailor rents a room while waiting for his ship and befriends his neighbor—a peculiar middle-aged gentleman with a hobby for wood carving.
A man meets with his terminally-ill father to talk one last time. But, it seems that even death can't change some people.
Upon hearing news of his wife’s poor state of health after giving birth, a man quickly boards a train home and deludes himself into thinking his wife is well.