There is virtually no action in “Eveline”; the vast majority of the tale recounts the thoughts taking place in the heroine’s mind as she sits in front of a window in her home at dusk. In this sense, the story is non-linear. Although it begins with Eveline, the nineteen year-old protagonist, sitting in the invading darkness, the reader is given a glimpse of emotions and thoughts that she experiences rather than any action or plot; the locale shifts as Eveline’s thoughts wander. And, her thoughts eventually return to the crux of the matter: Eveline has met a sailor, Frank, who...
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