“The thing she had done had given her a renewed strength, a renewed awareness. She had rediscovered herself, and she knew that she would never cry again.”
It’s all over. They had some good times during the war, but being a housewife in the suburbs is not for her. That’s what Jane has just told her husband Alan when the bag of money lands in their car.
Forty thousand dollars. All at once, Jane can have the life she’s always dreamed of. And if other lives have to be destroyed to make it happen, that’s just too bad.