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The Favourite Lass

By Joe Corrie


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Old Mrs. Dunbar, a semi-invalid, has her favourite daughter, Helen, who has married well. It is Mrs. Dunbar's birthday, the only day in the year when

Helen comes to see her. Alice, another daughter, has been tied to her mother, but now she is to gain her freedom because Mrs. Dunbar wishes to go and live with Helen. She has refused to go and live with another daughter, Jessie, because she isn't affluent enough. Helen arrives at the cottage in her own car, and very expensively dressed, but says that she cannot wait to celebrate the birthday. Neither can she think of the idea that her mother should spend the remainder of her days with her. It is left to an old neighbour, Mrs. Fairly, who hasn't been good enough for Mrs. Dunbar, to save the old lady from going to an institution, by taking very drastic action.