Collected Stories - The Sea of Lost Time Summary & Analysis

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The Sea of Lost Time Summary

In a change of pattern, the winter seas stop pounding the coastal village with tons of garbage and a scent of roses rises in March. Tobias is delighted with the fragrance, but his wife Clotilde smells nothing because she does not know the smell of a rose. The harsh sea sometimes denies the fishermen anything in their nets but garbage, and dynamite only brings up old shipwrecks. Often when the tide goes out, it leaves the streets filled with dead fish. The few women in the town are unhappy, bitter at their fate. Petra, one of the few women, tells her husband she wants to be buried alive "beneath the ground like proper people." One night, Tobias smells something different from the sea and awakens his wife to tell her. One of the townsfolk says...

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