Louis , Missouri. Her mother, Eliza Faris, was his second wife and a well-connected member of the ethnic French community in St. They were reared Roman Catholic, in the French and Irish traditions. She also became an avid reader of fairy tales , poetry, and religious allegories , as well as classic and contemporary novels. She graduated from Sacred Heart Convent in St.
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Not that the ripening of figs had the least thing to do with it, but that is the way Maman-Nainaine was. It seemed to Babette a very long time to wait; for the leaves upon the trees were tender yet, and the figs were like little hard, green marbles. But warm rains came along and plenty of strong sunshine; and though Maman-Nainaine was as patient as the statue of la Madone, and Babette as restless as a humming-bird, the first thing they both knew it was hot summer-time.
Every day Babette danced out to where the fig-trees were in a long line against the fence. She walked slowly beneath them, carefully peering between the gnarled, spreading branches. But each time she came disconsolate away again. What she saw there finally was something that made her sing and dance the whole day long. When Maman-Nainaine sat down in her stately way to breakfast, the following morning, her muslin cap standing like an aureole about her white, placid face, Babette approached.
She bore a dainty porcelain platter, which she set down before her godmother. It contained a dozen purple figs, fringed around with their rich, green leaves. And tell your tante Frosine I shall look for her at Toussaint--when the chrysanthemums are in bloom.
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