The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Important Quotations Explained
1. There was the day . . . but a whirl of dark smoke rose and covered it, crept up and over into the bright field where everything was planted so carefully in orderly rows. That was hell. . . . For sixty years she had prayed against remembering him and against losing her soul in the deep pit of hell. . . .
2. For the second time there was no sign. Again no bridegroom and the priest in the house. She could not remember any other sorrow because this grief wiped them all away. Oh, no, there’s nothing more cruel than this—I’ll never forgive it. She stretched herself with a deep breath and blew out the light.