Robert and Edna engage in conversation. He desires to seek his fortune
in Mexico and hopes to travel there at the end of the summer.
The attractive Edna reminisces about her childhood in Kentucky and her
sister’s forthcoming wedding.
Robert fulfils the role of a companion for the Creole women.
The women are chaste and beyond reproach, and they may take part in mild flirtation with Robert when he is their attendant, but this is just part of a game and is not clandestine in any way. Robert has chosen Edna to be his companion during the vacation.