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The Awakening Chapter 12 Summary
In the morning, Edna wakes up after troubled dreams and goes outside.
She immediately sends the little girl who works for Madame Lebrun to get Robert and suggests that they take a boat to the
Robert is thrilled to have her request his presence.
They eat breakfast and head to the wharf.
A few people are out walking: the two unnamed lovers that were seen in a previous chapter, an old woman in black, and old Monsieur Farival.
Also present is a young Spanish girl named Mariequita. She knows Robert.
They all get on the boat and Mariequita talks to Robert.
She asks him if Edna is his sweetheart. He doesn’t deny it, but he does admit that Edna is married with two kids.
Mariequita relates a story of a man named Francisco who ran away with another man’s wife. Robert gets embarrassed and tells her to shut up. In a joking sort of way, but you know that’s not a joke.
Robert holds his umbrella over Edna to shade her from the sun.
They talk about their plans for tomorrow and the next day.
When they get off the boat, they all go to a Catholic church (Our Lady of Lourdes) for Mass, except for Mariequita, who walks away with her basket of shrimp, sending Robert a look of reproach.
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