Can you identify this book?
March 8, 2012 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Help one of my colleagues identify a short story (we think) for a patron!

Here's the information I have from said colleague:
"He feels as if the author is a well known writer. He thinks the story has just three characters: a boy, his father or maybe uncle, and a person of authority, perhaps an agent for a railroad, or a representative for a coal company. In the story, which is set in winter near an area with a forest, the boy and father go looking for coal which fell off of a train. They are approached by the other person who tells them they can't take the coal. The boy and the father murder the other person."

It is not Chekov's The Murder.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
posted by naturalog to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Possibly a short story from Gwyn Thomas's Dark Philosophers collection?
posted by biffa at 1:20 PM on March 8, 2012

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