Waugh Wednesday – Fidon’s confetion

Date published -1910 -1914

Age of waugh -7-11

Length – 5 pages

This is another of the very young Waugh’s story this is about Ralfe the eldest son of Gerald Cantonville ,he is playing cards last night when his fellow player kills his father  ,he is arrested but is saved a the trial by Tom his younger brother as the knife used was Ralfe  .At the last-minute as it was the fidon of the title that Killed Fidon in revenge .The story has A moral feel to it about telling the truth .This would fit with Waugh’s later conversion to Catholicism in his late twenties .he was at school at Heath mount Prep school at the time he wrote this piece .As with last week’s work hard to say much ,there are spelling errors but for a boy of Waugh age, when he wrote this are  normal for a seven-year old .I do wonder if these first two stories thou interesting on one level where ever really needed to be published .

Midnight boomed from the old clock tower and still the two men played on .Ralfe the eldest son of Gerald Cantonville had got in debt to villainous money lender and in desperation had taken to Gambling in a great effort to “raise the wind” all in vain on he played and still Baycraw won  .

The opening of Fidon’s confetion  .

Would you like your pre teen stories published ?

Is the a moral feel to Waugh’s work?

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anbolyn
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 04:49:24

    I would be mortified if any of my adolescent writings were published! Very interesting that Waugh’s childhood stories are available to read.

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  2. Geosi
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:43:51

    Not so sure that i would be interested to see my childhood stories published however, it would be interesting though.

    Reply

  3. Vishy
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 15:05:07

    I can’t believe that Waugh wrote stories during his pre-teens and they have been published! Wow! After reading your review, I am tempted to read the Waugh short story collection I have🙂

    Reply

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