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Facts in Desiree's Baby

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Désirée's Baby

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"the gateway of Valmondé..."   (Désirée's Baby)

Valmondé is the name of the plantation that Désirée grew up on with her parents, the Valmondés. Since plantations were owned by wealthy white people, this detail subtly informs the reader that the Valmondés are prosperous.

"L'Abri..."   (Désirée's Baby)

L’Abri is French for “the shelter.” In this short story, L’Abri is the name of the plantation that Désirée now lives on with her husband, Armand Aubigny.

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