Dubliners - "Clay" Summary & Analysis

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"Clay" Summary

Maria works as an assistant at a laundry business. She enjoys her work very much. She prepares to take the night off in order to attend a Halloween party. A man who she nursed as a child is giving the party. On the way there, she stops to buy some cakes for the children who will be at the party. She also purchases some plum cake for the adults.

On the ride there, Maria is pleased when a polite older man gives her a seat after the younger men on the tram have ignored her. However, because of her conversation with the man, she forgets the plum cake when she gets off the tram.

At the party, all the children have a good time singing songs and playing games. Maria is disappointed when she discovers the plum cake is missing. She...

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