September 1955

30 x 42cm, 1pp b/w xerox copy of the original short story found in the Glasgow Herald in 1955. This was one of Finlay's first published works (along with others in the same newspaper). At this time the Glasgow Herald was a regional newspaper and carried prose and poetry in its pages. Finlay's short story is told from the perspective of a young child from a middle class family who has a maid. The maid is first courted by a young man (who the child is slightly jealous of) and then the engagement called off with the maid left upset but the child is happy he can get her to draw faces for him again at night. Finlay did come from such a background in the Bahamas but his father lost the family money in a poor investment and Finlay returned to Scotland.
It is near impossible to find a copy of this specific newspaper now because even the large suppliers of past issues did not cover regional papers.