By Ray Cummings (1887-1957).
First appearance: The Argosy, March 27, 1920.
Short short story (7 pages).
Online at Comic Book Plus (HERE; select page 126
from dropdown menu).
(Note: Text is faded but readable.)
"So far as your happiness is concerned, he'd be better off dead, and I wish he was."Thanks to Shakespeare, we all know how the course of true love doth run; toss divided loyalties into the mix, and it's no wonder that Beth is anxious about whether doing the
right thing is doing the right thing . . .
~ Beth Rollins:
"In the hand she held outstretched a bit of polished steel glistened in the lamplight."
~ Tom Hawley:
". . . standing there now by the fireplace watching her wonderingly—Tom Hawley was
~ Sheriff Williams:
"It's him all right—only circumstantial evidence, but damn strong."
- We've run across uberpulpster Raymond King Cummings quite a few times; go (HERE) for those instances.