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"Fin Tireur"

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Originally published in the collection "The Black Spaniel and Other Stories" in 1905.
ebook, 12 pages
Published 2007 by Project Gutenberg (first published 1905)
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Marts  (Thinker)
The narrator is in conversation with a former soldier... this person is apparently called Fin Tireur, but why?... the narrator hasn't really been told... He however learns about his marriage and a bit about his daughter...
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Plot: The narrator has a conversation with a former soldier who now lives in northern Africa, and learns about the man's ill-fated marriage with a local woman.

This wasn't really a story, but more of a fragment/curiosity piece. The end was left hanging with the subject of the ex-soldier's daughter's death unaddressed. There should have been more to the story to make it seem complete instead of half-done.
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Hichens was born in Speldhurst in Kent, the eldest son of a clergyman. He was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music and early on had a desire to be a musician. Later in life he would be a music critic on the World, taking the place of George Bernard Shaw. He also studied at the London School of Journalism. Hichens was a great traveler, Egypt was one of his favorite destinations, ...more
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