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The Storm Essay


Eye of The Storm

The leaves were so still that even Bibi thought it was going to rain. Bobinot, who was

accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son, called the child's attention

to certain sombre clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by

a sullen, threatening roar. Bibi was four years old and looked very wise. (Chopin 1)

Basically in this paragraph what is being explained is the fact that they can tell its about

to rain by looking at the clouds and noticing how still the leaves are.

Bobint arose and going across to the counter purchased a can of shrimps, of which

Calixta was very fond. It shook the wooden store and seemed to be ripping great furrows in the

distant field. (Chopin 1)

Bobinot was at the store with Bibi getting Calixta a can of shrimps, since this is what she

enjoys to eat.

Calixta, at home, felt no uneasiness for their safety. She sat at a side window sewing

furiously on a sewing machine. She was greatly occupied and did not notice the approaching

storm. But she felt very warm and often stopped to mop her face on which the perspiration

gathered in beads. She unfastened her white sacque at the throat. It began to grow dark, and

suddenly realizing the situation she got up hurriedly and went about closing windows and

doors. (Chopin 2)


Calixta was so busy sitting next to the window sewing on her sewing machine, that she

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