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Short Story Masterpieces - 'Impulse', 'A Bottle of Milk for Mother', and 'The Egg' Summary & Analysis

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'Impulse', 'A Bottle of Milk for Mother', and 'The Egg' Summary

In 'Impulse,' Michael Lowes begins by standing before a mirror. As he and his friends play cards later and drink, they talk about impulsive behaviors such as stealing. Michael remembers stealing a conch shell from a neighbor as a child. After the card game, Michael stops at the drugstore and steals a razor set, but is immediately caught, and taken into police custody. Michael attempts to pass the theft off as a bet among friends, but his friends refuse to vouch for him. Dora, his wife, arrives to see him in jail, and is cool and distant. He realizes the years of lies has left her resentful, but Michael feels betrayed. In court, he is sentenced to three months in jail. A few weeks later, Dora informs him...

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