The Awakening, and Selected Stories - Elizabeth Stock's One Story Summary & Analysis

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Elizabeth Stock's One Story Summary

This is a story relayed by the narrator after the alleged writer, Elizabeth Stock, dies. Elizabeth's story explains how she lost her job at the post office in Stonelift. One day, she reads a postcard addressed to Nathan Brightman, informing him of an urgent meeting the next day. After work, Elizabeth decides to take the message to Mr. Brightman's house herself so he will not miss the meeting. The weather is windy and cold as she walks, but Elizabeth is determined. Mr. Brightman is very grateful and concerned that Elizabeth walked in the bad weather. He immediately travels to St. Louis for the meeting. Elizabeth spends most of the next spring sick and then gets fired for reading postcards and letting people get their own mail from their box. Elizabeth's doctor advises her to spend the next...

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