The Awakening, and Selected Stories - A Gentleman of Bayou Têche Summary & Analysis

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A Gentleman of Bayou Têche Summary

Mr. Sublet is an artist visiting Bayou Têche. He asks a 'Cadian man, Evariste Bonamour, to pose for a picture to be published in a magazine. Evariste agrees, and Sublet gives him two silver dollars as advance payment. Evariste tells his daughter, Martinette, about his plans. When Martinette visits a woman called Aunt Dicey, Dicey says Sublet will humiliate Evariste by placing a caption under the picture describing him as a "low-down 'Cajun" from Bayou Têche.

Upset, Martinette returns home and asks her father not to pose for the picture. Evariste agrees. Martinette gives Sublet the money, but as she is leaving, Evariste arrives, carrying little Archie Sublet. Evariste explains that he saw the boy's boat overturned and rescued him. Grateful, Mr. Sublet tells Evariste he will make sure that Evariste's...

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