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"Mathilda went from the hospital to a restaurant and then to a movie, and it was the cleaning woman who told her, when she got home, that he had passed away."

Cheever, John. “The Geometry of Love.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"Tom had pneumonia when he was six and nearly died, but her recovered and there were no visible complications."

Cheever, John. “The Worm in the Apple.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"The Weeds were the last to leave the party, and their host and hostess spoke of their own married happiness while they all four stood in the hallway saying good night."

Cheever, John. “The Country Husband.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"His car, like all the others ticketed for the ferry, was parked near the wharf."

Cheever, John. “The Chaste Clarissa.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"Funeral services for the murdered man were held in the Unitarian church in the little village of St. Botolphs."

Cheever, John. “The Jewels of the Cabots.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"He made his way through the parked cars and down the grassy border of their driveway to Alewives Lane."

Cheever, John. “The Swimmer.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.

"I moved that night from the villa to the Hotel National, and left Montraldo in the morning."

Cheever, John. “Montraldo.” The Stories of John Cheever. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 1978. Print.