The Daughters of the Late Colonel

by

Katherine Mansfield

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The Colonel’s Watch

Constantia and Josephine argue about the best course of action for the colonel’s gold watch, which Josephine suggests they give to their brother Benny as a gift. Constantia is surprised, noting that the only…

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The Colonel’s Eye

Before the colonel dies, he “suddenly” opens one eye while his daughters are gathered around his deathbed: instead of imparting last words, the colonel’s eye “glares” at the sisters, and his gaze is then extinguished…

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