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Possessor
Poseedora
Bulged
Apretujó
Had intended
Tenía intenciones
Bargains
Gangas
Brood
Polluelos

A Pair of Silk Stockings I

Kate Chopin's short story about a woman who comes into the small fortune of $15. What does she plan to do with the extra money?

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A Pair of Silk Stockings I

Kate Chopin's short story about a woman who comes into the small fortune of $15. What does she plan to do with the extra money?

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Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money. The way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years. The question of investment was one that occupied her greatly. For a day or two she walked about apparently in a dreamy state, but really absorbed in speculation and calculation. She did not wish to act hastily, to do anything she might afterward regret. But it was during the still hours of the night when she lay awake revolving plans in her mind that she seemed to see her way clearly toward a proper and judicious use of the money.
A dollar or two should be added to the price usually paid for Janie's shoes; that would insure their lasting an appreciable time longer than they usually did.

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