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The Locket

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  75 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A young woman gives her true love, a soldier, her locket before he goes away to war. Promising he will always keep it safe, when the locket returns but the young man does not, the young woman's world falls apart.
ebook, 10 pages
Published (first published 1894)
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Oct 27, 2015 Valentina rated it it was amazing
A short, simple and lovely story.
Hanna Smith
Jan 27, 2016 Hanna Smith rated it it was amazing
Fantastic short story about the loss of a beloved soldier and the time he spent wearing his love's most precious earthly possession. Great story.
Oct 30, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
A Confederate soldier carries a locket around his neck.
Oct 18, 2016 Inma added it
That plot twist got me like :00000
Angelica Castillo
Jun 07, 2014 Angelica Castillo rated it liked it
Four confederate soldiers are talking over the fire while waiting for orders. They are asking about Edmond's locket, and a soldier named Nick says that is is a Catholic token to protect Edmond. The latter agrees because it has protected him all this time, although it is a locket given by his lover Octavie. It contains a picture of her parents and the date they were married.

When Edmond is resting, he dreamt of Octavie and is ashamed that she will see him in such a poor condition. He also dreamt o
Stephanie Rameh
Aug 27, 2015 Stephanie Rameh rated it it was amazing
Inspiring story !!
"Some people are born with a vital and responsive energy. It not only enables them to keep abreast of the times; it qualifies them to furnish in their own personality a good bit of the motive power to the mad pace. They are fortunate beings. They do not need to apprehend the significance of things. They do not grow weary nor miss step, nor do they fall out of rank and sink by the wayside to be left contemplating the moving procession.

Ah! that moving procession that has left me
Mar 26, 2012 Sheila rated it liked it
A short story about war, love lost, and love found. This story can often be found online, or in collections of Kate Chopin stories such as The Awakening and Selected Stories
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Mar 16, 2014 Viji (Bookish endeavors) rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A normal fairy-tale love story except that in the end you understand the author tricked you somewhere. A soldier and his beloved who gifts him a locket which is invaluable to her. The story revolves around the locket. It was good,a nice romantic story. But just good,nothing more nothing less.
Diane S ☔
May 14, 2014 Diane S ☔ rated it liked it
A locket, the horrors of the Civil war and the hardship of those who wait. Love the clarity of Chopin's prose.
Keelynn Hardy
Apr 25, 2015 Keelynn Hardy rated it liked it
This is a nice sweet, simple story, and I've arranged my thoughts into a haiku:

"Loss comes easier
When faith is misplaced
And fantasies fly."
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Kate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans after marrying Oscar Chopin in 1870. Less than a decade later Oscar's cotton business fell on hard times and they moved to his family's plantation in the Natchitoches Parish of northwestern Louisiana. Oscar died in 1882 and Kate was suddenl ...more
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