But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long

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that had never looked save with love upon her, fixed and gray and dead. But she saw beyond that bitter moment a long procession of years to come that would belong to her absolutely. And she opened and spread her arms out to them in welcome.” The main character, Louisa feels that she will miss her husband and the love he had for her, but she won’t let his death consume her life and welcomes her newfound freedom. Grief is a universal response to death. In “The Invalid’s Story”, the main character’s childhood friend just died and he goes to get the corpse and bring it to the parents. The narrator is
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Dambazau 2 shocked and grieved by his friend’s death, but he feels that he has no time to mourn his friend and must get on the train. This is proven in this quote “I belong in Cleveland, Ohio. One winter's night, two years ago, I reached home just after dark, in a driving snow-storm, and the first thing I heard when I entered the house was that my dearest boyhood friend and schoolmate, John B. Hackett, had died the day before and that his last utterance had been a desire that I would take his remains home to his poor old father and mother in Wisconsin. I was greatly shocked and grieved, but there was no time to waste in emotions; I must start at once. I took the card, marked "Deacon
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