The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 15 Summary

Kitty Winstanley's mother's friends had come from other places, with more social yclat, than that of Adams, Colorado. They had snobbish airs and high-stepping ways. Adams is full of members from those polite societies. These displaced members are persons who have been rejected by those arrogant and lofty people whom they had previously called friends, because they, or a member of their family, has fallen ill. The Depression has struck, and fathers have been driven out of work. Wives have opened their homes to boarders to make ends meet. These new working women besmirch the names of other's and gossip about things they know nothing about. These older, matronly women affect the airs and speech patterns of their younger female boarders.

Kitty is a student of Nevilles College, works part time at the Caribou Ranch as a maid and waitress, and...

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