The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer - Chapters 31-40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-40 Summary

31) The Admirer: A fan of the narrator's writing, Elizabeth Abigail de Sollar, writes him long letters then appears on his doorstep. The woman's husband calls to say that their child is having an asthma attack and he needs to know where the medicine is. Eloizabeth dismisses the call as "hysteria" and does not call her husband. Elizabeth says she is still a virgin despite her marriage to a man she doesn't like, and their step-daughter is a burden to her. Elizabeth makes a pass, but the narrator pulls away. Phone calls from Elizabeth's mother and lawyer cause the narrator to become alarmed. Elizabeth foams at the mouth and falls into a seizure. He runs to get help from someone in the apartment building; when he returns she is speaking on the telephone. She leaves and promises to cause him no more...

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