|stickleback (48 times lifesize)|
Published in Six Common Things, 1893
(First read 02/06/2014)
The narrator recounts various episodes from his childhood, mainly in connexion with the natural world, including the fun tale of him and his (unnamed) sister keeping ~ and inevitably losing ~ a pet stickleback. This certainly looks and reads like straight memoir ("When I was eight years old my family moved to Truro" etc.) but ~ not that it really matters all that much ~ is rather too neat and polished not to have been at least partly fictionalized. Still, it's diverting enough. Read it online here.