The Awakening, and Selected Stories - A Little Country Girl Summary & Analysis

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A Little Country Girl Summary

Ninette is a poor country girl who lives with her grandparents. When her grandparents do not let her go to the circus, she hopes it will rain and ruin the circus outing for everyone else.

When Jules Perrault convinces Ninette's grandparents to let her go after all, Ninette holds the Perrault's baby and can barely control her excitement. During the big show, a storm knocks over the circus tent, injuring several people and killing one of the horses. Ninette is unhurt, but Jules Perrault finds her still clutching the wailing baby and terrified she is about to die.

Afterward, Ninette admits that the circus tragedy is all her fault because she hoped for rain. Grandmother Bézeau asks the priest to speak with Ninette, and when he sees her, he teases her about being able to control...

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