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Please give a summary of "Beyond the Bayou" by Kate Chopin.

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"Beyond the Bayou" by Kate Chopin features a black woman called Jacqueline, but who is known as "La Folle" (Crazy Woman in French) because of the way that she has drawn "an imaginary line" through the woods that she never crosses, because she believed that past this line all is "flaming red." This "mania" has its origin in an incident that occurred during the Civil War, when her master had been wounded and staggered into Jacqueline's cabin "black with powder and crimson with blood." This incident had been so traumatic to the young Jacqueline that it had "stunned...

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