300 short stories:: story 203

story: “Désirée’s Baby”

author: Kate Chopin

year: 1893

where: mio ufficio

note: originally published in Vogue 

a line: “It was no wonder, when she stood one day against the stone pillar in whose shadow she had lain asleep, eighteen years before, that Armand Aubigny riding by and seeing her there, had fallen in love with her. That was the way all the Aubignys fell in love, as if struck by a pistol shot.”

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