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The Awakening & Other Short Stories - Kate Chopin

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The Awakening
and Selected
Short Stories
by Kate Chopin

With an Introduction by
Marilynne Robinson



THE AWAKENING

I



A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the
door, kept repeating over and over:

"Allez vous-en!  Allez vous-en!  Sapristi!  That's all right!"

He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which
nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the
other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the
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