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Short stories: Tante Cat’rinette by Kate Chopin

Tante Cat’rinette by Kate Chopin   IT happened just as everyone had predicted. Tante Cat’rinette was beside herself with rage and indignation when she learned that the town authorities had for some reason condemned her house and intended to demolish …

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Short stories: Ripe Figs by Kate Chopin

Ripe Figs by Kate Chopin   Maman-Nainaine said that when the figs were ripe Babette might go to visit her cousins down on Bayou-Boeuf, where the sugar cane grows. Not that the ripening of figs had the least thing to …

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Short stories: Regret by Kate Chopin

Regret by Kate Chopin MAMZELLE AURLIE possessed a good strong figure, ruddy cheeks, hair that was changing from brown to gray, and a determined eye. She wore a man’s hat about the farm, and an old blue army overcoat when …

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Short stories: Polydor by Kate Chopin

Polydor by Kate Chopin   It was often said that Polydore was the stupidest boy to be found “from the mouth of Cane river plumb to Natchitoches.” Hence it was an easy matter to persuade him, as meddlesome and mischievous …

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Short stories: Xingu by Edith Wharton

Xingu by Edith Wharton   Mrs. Ballinger is one of the ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as though it were dangerous to meet alone. To this end she had founded the Lunch Club, an association composed of herself and …

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Short stories: The Twilight of the God by Edith Wharton

The Twilight of the God by Edith Wharton   I A Newport drawing-room. Tapestries, flowers, bric-a-brac. Through the windows, a geranium-edged lawn, the cliffs and the sea. Isabel Warland sits reading. Lucius Warland enters in flannels and a yachting-cap. Isabel. …

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