Come to Me - “The Sight of You,” p. 73-86 Summary & Analysis

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This is one of the shorter stories in the collection. "The Sight of You" features Galen from the past story, who is grown and married to David, whom the reader met in the last story. Many years after the swimming pool incident, the reader sees that Galen and David's relationship isn't any better, and in fact, is worse. Galen is infatuated with a man named Henry, who is also married. After many clandestine meetings Galen gives in to Henry's pressure and agrees to leave David.

However, it becomes clear to Galen that Henry wants her to enter into the same sort of relationship that she had with David, namely, marriage. Galen is repulsed by the idea of being bound to yet another man, so she backs out of the agreement to leave David. She leaves Henry wondering what he...

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