The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford - Part 4, Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 29 Summary

Not a pretty woman, or one of means, Mrs. Ramsey is acknowledged for as hostess with social yclat and decorum. Mrs. Ramsey is writing letters to soldiers, boys who group up in the neighborhood and are off to war. Mrs. Ramsey's grandson, Captain Arthur Cousins, is among them and is her favorite of her many grandchildren. The women with whom she keeps company, her many visitors, and even her family acknowledge that Mrs. Ramsey is a woman pure of heart and of purpose. Their claim is that she is not even aware there is a war going on. Mrs. Ramsey is expecting company.

At a knock upon her door, she quickly moves to appoint herself appropriately for company, believing her company has arrived early. Mrs. Ramsey is informed that a package has arrived for her. The package is from Captain Cousins...

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