Chapter 41 Summary

Undine can no longer allow her husband to have so much authority over her. She is determined to find a way to prove to him that she still knows how to get what she wants. While Raymond is away, Undine travels to Paris under the pretext of finding a new nursemaid for her son. While in the city, she pursues the first details of her scheme. When she returns home, she waits for Raymond to again be gone. Then while her mother-in-law takes her long afternoon nap, Undine waits in the gallery, with its long view of the roadway to the house. Finally she sees a black car and anticipates her visitor.

An older man exits the car and enters the Chelles house. When Undine escorts the man down the hallway, she begins to describe the...

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