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Crescent Beach
The narrator tells a story about her vacation on a beach, focusing on a little girl’s relationship with her young mother and the mother’s adultery.

Nine Years Since
A mother tells a story about her friend to help revise her daughters’ conception of the label “old maid.”

Truth Versus Fiction
The narrator is encouraged to abandon fiction and to write about real life, and tells the stories of two village women who passed in the previous year.

An Excursion to Manchester
A sketch of the narrator's trip by rail to visit the planned manufacturing town of Manchester, New Hampshire.

The narrator tells the story of Emily Winthrop and her journey from wife to widow and bereavement to peace.
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