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Title: The Man Who Wouldn't Hurt a Fly

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Title: The Man Who Wouldn't Hurt a Fly Title Record # 991184
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Date: 1925-04-00
Variant Title of: A Friend in Need [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: SHORTFICTION [non-genre]
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in Hearst's International & Comopolitan, April 1925.
Synopsis: "This story is about a man who has had bad luck at cards. He doesn't have any money and he is in a bad condition because has been drinking a lot. He comes to his successful and prosperous friend and asks him for a job. But he has no skills except swimming. The friend agrees to give him a job on condition that he swim around the beacon, which he knows is impossible to do in such a bad condition. The young man has nothing to do but agree. He drowns but his friend doesn't express any regret. It turns out that he just doesn't have a vacancy in his office." (Angelina Kulagina)
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Cosmopolitan, April 1925 1925-04-00 ed. Editors of Cosmopolitan        
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