April 2012, Harper’s Magazine, New York. ‘ Train’ : a story by Alice Munro . Published linoleum cut illustration series.
“He would have been believed. Coming home from so far away, from Germany and the war, he could have got mixed up in his head. It’s not too late, he would be where he was supposed to be before midnight. But all the time he’s thinking this he’s walking in the opposite direction. He doesn’t know many names of trees. Maples, that everybody knows. Pines. He’d thought that where he jumped was in some woods, but it wasn’t…”
“He did as she asked, and then stood watching, not wanting to move an inch.She got Margaret Rose headed back to where the pail was, and the stool, on this side of the barn.“You can pick it up now,” she said. “As long as you don’t wave it around at her…”
“She calmed down and cheered up once they got to their turnoff and were actually in the city. They found themselves on Avenue Road, and in spite of exclamations about how everything had changed, she seemed to be able on every block to recognize something she knew…”