• As this story begins, there is a flurry of activity among some photographers, as Cressida Garnet, a famed singer, boards a cruise ship in New York City.
• The ship is headed to London, where Cressida has several appearances scheduled.
• The narrator thinks it is wise that Cressida oblige the photographers.
• Traveling with Cressida are her ever-present sister, Miss Julia, and twenty-two year old Horace, Cressida's only son.
• Additionally, Miletus Poppas, Cressida's long-time accompanist, is with the family.
• After the ship has left port and has been at sea for a few hours, Carrie comes upon Poppas on deck.
• They discuss Poppas' suffering of facial neuralgia and his desire to someday move to a warm, dry climate.
• As Carrie comes upon her friend, Cressida, Cressida rises from her lounge chair to greet her.
• Horace and Miss Julia only offer perfunctory greetings.
• Carrie and Cressida walk away so that...
This section contains 1,531 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)