I. Brigitte thinks she loves him.
Brigitte cannot love anyone.
I love him very much, thinks Brigitte.
Brigitte shortens her name to b.
It is a stylistic choice, b rhymes with she.
B. is sewing bras because that is what girls named b. do.
Girls like b. are good at one thing and one thing only
which is sewing bras.
I will make a very good housewife to him, thinks b.
she does not make a very good housewife to him.
II. He does not see b.
He sees b. only when she is not sewing bras and is not wearing anything at all.
He cannot love anyone,
I do not love b., thinks he.
III. They are married now, b. has won!
She really has won! It is so great to be b.
I am terribly happy, thinks b.
She is not terribly happy.
She is waking up now in the hills, the quite beautiful hills, the rolling hills are quite beautiful. Do you see the hills? They are green, the brightest green.
He is waking up now in the hills, the quite beautiful hills, the rolling hills are quite beautiful. He sees the hills. They are green, the brightest green.
We are married now, says b.
She says this to him because she is afraid he will forget.
He does not forget, though he wishes he could forget.
The hills are so beautiful, thinks b.