The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 6 Summary

The Alma Hettrick College for Girls is Malcolm and Victoria's new employer. Recent graduates, both awarded Master's degrees, Malcolm and Victoria have lofty expectations of their teaching positions. They meet on the first day of the new term in September. Both are dismayed to discover the purpose of the school is less than academically ideal. The objective of the school is to provide the finishing touches to young girls that prepare them for their positions as wives and mothers. Malcolm and Victoria, who were previously unknown to each other, found each other by their common purpose. They consciously set out to undermine the school's mission. Realizing the futileness of their goal, Malcolm and Victoria still endeavor to escape the school's confines every weekend and retreat to Georges Duval's Mill. There, in the L'Hotel Dauphin, they enjoy the traditional and rustic atmosphere...

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