Short Story Masterpieces - 'Virga Vay & Allan Cedar', 'Marriage A La Mode', and 'The Outstation' Summary & Analysis

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'Virga Vay & Allan Cedar', 'Marriage A La Mode', and 'The Outstation' Summary

In 'Virga Vay & Allan Cedar," young Virga Vay finds solace from her overbearing husband in her lover, Allan Cedar, a married dentist. His wife, Bertha, is a heavy, mean woman and when she learns she has inherited a house in California, she tells Allan they are moving. Allan and Virga decide to commit suicide together to avoid having to leave one another. Allan drives to St. Paul, where he meets Virga. They drive to a scenic area, where Allan attaches a vacuum cleaner hose to the exhaust, and pushes it through into the car. The two drink and read poetry, slowly falling asleep. Suddenly, they are ripped from the car by Bertha and her detective cousin. Bertha ridicules Allan endlessly as he recovers...

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