Because of her flirtation with Robert Lebrun, Edna Pontellier is
When I first saw them I ran to them, they pressed their faces against mine, and we could not be separated for hours … and what stories they told! About the pigs, the cows, the mules! We went riding to the mill, we fished in the lake, we picked pecans. They wanted to know about the pigeon house: Was there a place to play? Where would they sleep? Where would papa sleep? Were there any boys next door? Raoul is convinced there are only girls. I told them fairies would fix it all right. When I left, (Tears up.) I cried the whole journey back, as I missed them.
Max Bush. The Awakening. Dramatic Publishing Company, 2017, p.50.
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