Her Little Lad

Mary Grant Bruce: The Early TalesHer Little Lad

Mary Grant Bruce’s first published story portrays the struggle of a young family dealing with the isolation of living in a remote rural setting.

The tragedy of the family’s Christmas Eve experience serves to highlight particularly the dangers to those most vulnerable: women and children.


First Published in: Christmas 1898
First publication: The Leader
Place First Published: Melbourne

Republished by Juvenilia Press in 2011 in Mary Grant Bruce: The Early Tales


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