Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years. There are a few references to her having greater wealth before her marriage, but now she contemplates on the fifteen dollars with a ruthlessness that would do a miser proud.
Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars. It seemed to her a very large amount of money, and the way in which it stuffed and bulged her worn old porte-monnaie gave her a feeling of importance such as she had not enjoyed for years.
The question of investment was one that occupied her greatly. For a day or two she walked about apparently in a dreamy state, but really absorbed in speculation and calculation.
She did not wish to act hastily, to do anything she might afterward regret.
But it was during the still hours of the night when she lay awake revolving plans in her mind that she seemed to see her way clearly toward a proper and judicious use of the money.
She would buy so and so many yards of percale for new shirt waists for the boys and Janie and Mag. She had intended to make the old ones do by skilful patching.
Mag should have another gown. She had seen some beautiful patterns, veritable bargains in the shop windows. And still there would be left enough for new stockings—two pairs apiece—and what darning that would save for a while!
She would get caps for the boys and sailor-hats for the girls. The vision of her little brood looking fresh and dainty and new for once in their lives excited her and made her restless and wakeful with anticipation.
Sommers had known before she had ever thought of being Mrs. She herself indulged in no such morbid retrospection. She had no time—no second of time to devote to the past.
The needs of the present absorbed her every faculty.
A vision of the future like some dim, gaunt monster sometimes appalled her, but luckily tomorrow never comes. Sommers was one who knew the value of bargains; who could stand for hours making her way inch by inch toward the desired object that was selling below cost.
She could elbow her way if need be; she had learned to clutch a piece of goods and hold it and stick to it with persistence and determination till her turn came to be served, no matter when it came. But that day she was a little faint and tired.
She had swallowed a light luncheon—no! She sat herself upon a revolving stool before a counter that was comparatively deserted, trying to gather strength and courage to charge through an eager multitude that was besieging breastworks of shirting and figured lawn.
An all-gone limp feeling had come over her and she rested her hand aimlessly upon the counter. She wore no gloves.is and in to a was not you i of it the be he his but for are this that by on at they with which she or from had we will have an what been one if would who has her.
A Pair of Silk Stockings, a story about a woman, Mrs. Sommers. She gets a little extra money one day. What do you think she will do with the money? What would you do?” Listen to students’ responses. Categorize their answers as saving or spending. Teach the .
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A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin is a short story originally published in the September issue of Vogue.
The main character is Mrs. Sommers, who receives a windfall of money and chooses not to spend it on her children, but rather on herself. A Pair of Silk Stockings (Kate Chopin) 1. You have found a $ on the ground. While you truly would like to find the owner, there is no possible way to do so.