400 short stories: story 319

story: “A Visit of Charity”

author: Eudora Welty

year: 1963

where: Burj al Salam, Dubai

note: Great introduction from Ann Patchett to Welty’s The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.

a line: “ ‘Did you come to be our little good for a while?’ the first robber asked.”

theme(s): Old Age, Old women, Charity, health

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