The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 11 Summary

In New England, a young Mexican girl finds work as the secretary to the headmistress of a girl's college. Rose Fabrizio has come from the west and poverty to make a new life among the genteel folk. In Rose's opinion, New Englanders are clean, educated, and moral. The mostly Mexican population of her hometown she remembers being squalid, and the people are mostly illiterate. Rose is ashamed that her father could not have been in a position to provide her the wherewithal to live like the genteel folk of New England. Rose determines that it need not always be this way and sets out to find a New England foster-father. Rose has a likely candidate picked out from her many ventures into the library. This man is also often in the library, and she has had many chances to observe him...

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