Jump and Other Stories - Some Are Born to Sweet Delight Summary & Analysis

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Some Are Born to Sweet Delight Summary

A family takes in a young man. The house has a policy of not allowing Irish people to rent lodging, but there is no discrimination against other nationalities. The new lodger is polite and tidy. The family's seventeen-year-old daughter, Vera, takes an interest in the lodger.

Once, after a night of partying with friends, Vera returns home drunk and sick. She is embarrassed that the lodger sees her in that condition, but the lodger helps her and never mentions the incident afterward. Vera sees the lodger in passing, and in one meeting she introduces herself, and the lodger says that his name is Rad.

One Sunday, Vera encounters the lodger in the garden, reading newspapers. She remains in the garden and has a conversation. Vera spends less time with her friends and more...

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