The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - “The Thimble” – “Bernadette” Summary & Analysis

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In “The Thimble,” Arthur and Lucy travel to Paris. Arthur reflects on how his wife loved France and French culture. He finds Paris to be beautiful. Lucy does not go to the Gold Thimble, however, as she is still sad about her own marriage. Arthur arrives at the shop, which bears a sign noting it is run by Sylvie Bourdin. Inside, Arthur speaks with Madame Sylvie Bourdin. Sylvie recognizes a picture of Miriam at once, and realizes she is speaking with Arthur before Arthur properly introduces himself. Sylvie confirms it was she who gave Miriam the gold thimble charm as a wedding gift, and she is sorry to hear of Miriam’s passing. Sylvie explains that she was one of Chauffant’s girlfriends when she met Miriam, and the two of them ditched Chauffant for Paris. She explains it was Miriam who...

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