Desiree's Baby Why do you think Madame Valmonde is the first to notice the baby? Why didn't Armand or Desiree notice?

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Madame Valmonde may always have been worried about Desiree's baby's racial makeup since she had adopted her daughter without any knowledge of her origin.  Since it was not uncommon for children who had no home to be of a mixed background; Madame Valmonde may have been concerned upon first seeing Desiree, who had been found sleeping in the shadow of a great pillar.  In fact, when Armaud Aubigny asks to marry Desiree,

Monsieur Valmondé grew practical and wanted things well considered: that is, the girl's obscure origin.

While Desiree and Arnaud...

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