THE WITCH A LA MODE

by D. H. Lawrence. Originally Published in Lovat Dickson's Magazine, June 1934. An intricate web is woven when Bernard Coutts decides to stop for the night at East Croydon instead of traveling on to see his betrothed! When Bernard Coutts alighted at East Croydon he knew he was tempting Providence. "I may just as well," he said to himself, "stay the night here, where I am used to the place, as go to London. I can't get to Connie's forlorn spot to-night, and I'm tired to death, so why shouldn't I do what is easiest?" He gave his luggage to a porter. Again, as he faced the approaching tram-car: Continue reading