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When Mr. Pontellier receives Edna’s letter telling him about her planned move, he immediately writes back expressing his disapproval.
Realizing that she’s probably going to do it anyway, he comes up with a plan to save their reputation.
He arranges with an architect to have some work done on the big house.
He puts a notice in the paper saying that the Pontelliers are planning a trip abroad and with the renovations that are being done on their house, it won’t be ready for occupancy until their return.
This explains to the general public why Edna is living in the small house, making her move appear less scandalous.
Edna admires the skill of his maneuver and goes along with it.
Edna likes living in the small house and after several days there, she feels happier and decides to go visit her children in Iberville.
She has a wonderful time with them there, and she tells them how the big house is being renovated.
They are full of questions and wish to see the small house where Edna now lives.
After a week, Edna goes back home. Throughout the journey home their presence lingers with her, but by the time she reaches home, she feels alone again.
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