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"Retribution" is a short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery, first published in The Road to Yesterday in 1974. It is also included in The Blythes Are Quoted (2009).

DescriptionEdit

One evening in Prince Edward Island, Clarissa Wilcox hurries over from Mowbray Narrows to Lowbridge upon hearing that old David Anderson is dying. She is determined that he should hear some home truths about his life — yet all is not as it seems.

PlotEdit

AppearancesEdit

Characters

  • Captain David Anderson
  • Rose Anderson (mentioned only)
  • David and Rose's son (mentioned only)
  • Susan Baker
  • Gilbert Blythe
  • Kenneth Ford (mentioned only)
  • John Lovel (mentioned only)
  • Lucy Marks (mentioned only)
  • Mrs. Marks (mentioned only)
  • Lloyd Norman (mentioned only)
  • Dr. Parker (mentioned only)
  • Anne Shirley
  • Blanche Wilcox
  • Clarissa Wilcox
  • Mr. Wilcox (mentioned only)
  • Susan Baker's aunt (mentioned only)
  • Susan Baker's grandfather (mentioned only)
  • An artist (mentioned only)
  • A nurse
  • A schoolteacher (mentioned only)

Places

Miscellaneous

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

Short story collections
Chronicles of Avonlea
"The Hurrying of Ludovic" (read) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (read) · "Each in His Own Tongue" (read)
"Little Joscelyn" (read) · "The Winning of Lucinda" (read) · "Old Man Shaw's Girl" (read)
"Aunt Olivia's Beau" (read) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (read) · "Pa Sloane's Purchase" (read)
"The Courting of Prissy Strong" (read) · "The Miracle at Carmody" (read) · "The End of a Quarrel" (read)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
"Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat" (read) · "The Materializing of Cecil" (read) · "Her Father's Daughter" (read)
"Jane's Baby" (read) · "The Dream-Child" (read) · "The Brother Who Failed" (read) · "The Return of Hester" (read)
"The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (read) · "Sara's Way" (read) · "The Son of His Mother" (read)
"The Education of Betty" (read) · "In Her Selfless Mood" (read) · "The Conscience Case of David Bell" (read)
"Only a Common Fellow" (read) · "Tannis of the Flats" (read)
The Road to Yesterday
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins" · "Retribution" · "The Twins Pretend" · "Fancy's Fool"
"A Dream Comes True" · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Reconciliation"
"The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle" · "Here Comes the Bride"
"Brother Beware" · "The Road to Yesterday" · "A Commonplace Woman"
The Blythes Are Quoted

"Some Fools and a Saint" · "Twilight at Ingleside" (vignette) · "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
"The Second Evening" (vignette) · "Retribution" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "The Twins Pretend"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "Fancy's Fool" · "The Fifth Evening" (vignette) · "A Dream Comes True"
"The Sixth Evening" (vignette) · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Seventh Evening" (vignette)
"The Reconciliation" · "The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle"

"Another Ingleside Twilight" (vignette) · "Brother Beware" · "The Second Evening" (vignette)
"Here Comes the Bride" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "A Commonplace Woman"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "The Road to Yesterday" · "Au Revoir" (vignette)

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