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The Awakening Chapter 20 Summary
Edna tries to hunt down Mademoiselle Reisz.
On her more tragic days, listening to Mademoiselle Reisz play the piano is helpful.
Edna can’t find Mademoiselle Reisz’s house, however, so she visits the Lebrun house to see if they know the pianist’s address.
Victor answers the door and is very happy to see her – if you know what we mean. (Like his older brother, Victor thinks Edna’s got it going on.)
Edna sits down on the front porch and Victor pulls up a chair to talk to her.
Victor flirts. Edna finds this amusing and has fun talking to him.
Finally, Madame Lebrun comes out and they talk about how it is to be back in the city after their summer at Grand Isle.
Victor goes off to get two letters that Robert had written from Mexico and reads them to Edna, but there isn’t anything in them directed to her personally.
Madame Lebrun gives Edna Mademoiselle Reisz’s address, and Victor walks her to her car, still laughing and flirting with her.
Edna remembers too late that she should act dignified and reserved, since Victor is only nineteen-years-old.
Afterwards, Victor comments to his mother that Edna looked wonderful, and that she seemed like a different woman, somehow.
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