Mansfield, Katherine. "Miss Brill".
Miss Brill spends Sunday afternoons in a park where she observes people and listens to their conversation. She feels a part of it, like an actress on the stage. One Sunday she takes a fur out of a box, puts it on for her walk, and think its little eyes are talking to her.
In the park she overhears a conversation of a young pair, the boys tries to persuade the girl, but she is always refusing. The boy asks whether it is because of the "stupid old thing" over there and the girl gives an unpleasant remark about Miss Brill's fur. Miss Brill's afternoon is spoilt, she does not even buy a slice of honey cake to find out whether it contains an almond or not, as she usually does.
Back at home, she puts the fur back to the box and hears as if something crying.
AuthorMansfield, Katherine. (1888 - 1923).
Full Title"Miss Brill".
First PublishedIn: The Garden Party and Other Stories. London: Constable, 1922.
Mansfield, Katherine. "Miss Brill". Collected Stories. London: Constable, 1948.