berthe has not yet realized
that i have been gone…
and i can slip back in without her being any the wiser…
i only need walk a little way
to be able to see if there any lights on in the house…
leonie forced herself to stand up
and begin walking down the beach.
could now stop celeste
from putting her clothes on
and going down to the square.
once she made up her mind to do something,
she never backed down.
it would be weak to do so.
besides, was not albertine always running on
about how women should not be timid little mice?
celeste moved silently to the bureau
in which she had placed
her carefully folded clothes.