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• The following version of this story within this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Hurston, Zora Neale. "Sweat." The Oxford Book of American Short Stories. University Press, 1992. Print.

• The story begins at eleven o'clock on a spring Sunday night in Eatonville, Florida.

• Delia is introduced by the narrator as a wash-woman who stays up late on Sunday nights in order to get a head start on the laundry she does for white people in order to make a living.

• She collects the dirty clothes on Saturdays when she returns everyone's clean clothes.

• On Sunday nights after church, she sorts the clothes and puts the white clothes in a tub to soak.

• She keeps the clothes in a large hamper in her bedroom in order to keep order in her home and to avoid having to makes several piles.

• Delia crouches on the kitchen floor...

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