The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 3, Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 23 Summary

A student and still life model at Nevilles College, Cora Savage is the student of philosophy in The Philosophy Lesson. It is winter and Cora is mimicking a particularly difficult pose during that day's Life Class. Cora observes the advent of a snowstorm, which the other students in the dedication to their art are oblivious to. The uncomfortable positions she is often required to place herself into did not permit fantasizing or reminiscing. Cora's concentration is almost total to the task at hand. Cora spent the occasion processing a highly developed sense of timing. There is little to contemplate, other than the view from the classroom windows. Cora is very aware of each twig and texture on the trees within her view, so narrow is her vision during this time.

A classmate of Cora's entered the Life Class. The classmate is...

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