The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 4, Chapter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 25 Summary

Beatrice Trueblood's Story is the tale of a young woman, who, on the eve of her second marriage, is afflicted with total deafness. Beatrice and her fiancy and friends have spent the night at the home of her girlfriend, Mrs. Onslager. One night, Mrs. Onslager's husband observes Beatrice Trueblood and her fiancy, Marten ten Brink having an argument. The next morning, Beatrice, thinking a great joke is being played on her, is shocked and scared to discover she has gone completely deaf. Beatrice immediately calls off the wedding. Marten ten Brink leaves. Everyone, except Mr. Onslager who witnessed their fight, suspects Mr. ten Brink of having little character when he doesn't stay and help Beatrice overcome her circumstance. It is Mrs. Onslager who tells the guests that this is one more unfortunate event in Beatrice Trueblood's life. The friend explains that...

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