The Awakening, and Selected Stories - The Storm - A Sequel to At the 'Cadian Ball Summary & Analysis

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The Storm - A Sequel to At the 'Cadian Ball Summary

Chapter one begins as Bobinôt and his son, four-year-old Bibi, are waiting out a storm at Friedheimer's store. In chapter two, Calixta sees Alcée Laballière outside her gate and allows him to take shelter inside. Calixta has not seen him very often, and never alone, since she married Bobinôt. When lightning strikes a tree outside, Calixta is afraid. Alcée tries to comfort her, but touching her awakens his old desire. Alcée kisses Calixta and they make love as the storm rages. Alcée leaves before Bobinôt returns.

In chapter three, Bobinôt and Bibi return home, and Calixta is relieved they are safe and well. In chapter four, Alcée writes his wife Clarisse, who is in Mississippi...

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