The Best American Short Stories of the Century - Page 105-210 Summary & Analysis

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Page 105-210 Summary

In the story "Theft" a young woman has a very nice purse that was given to her as a gift. In the story the woman goes out with different friends who has nice things, such as hats, that they try to keep looking nice. The woman thinks this is rather silly of them but she continually shields her own purse. When the woman goes home after being out with her friends she lays her purse down on the table. The next morning the woman is in the tub when the lady janitor comes in to check the radiators with the explanation that winter will be coming on soon. When the woman gets out of the tub she sees that her purse is gone. The woman goes to confront the janitor who denies that she took the purse but then hands it...

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