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The Forgetful, Tearfull Notes

  • Date Submitted: 10/03/2011 09:04 AM
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The story begins in 1940. At a carnival in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, local country boy Noah Calhoun sees seventeen-year-old Allie for the first time and is
immediately smitten. She continuously refuses his persistent advances until their well-meaning friends lure them together; they then get to know each other on a
midnight walk through empty Seabrook.

Noah and Allie spend an idyllic summer together. One night, a week before Allie is to leave town, she and Noah go up to an abandoned house. Noah tells her that he
hopes to buy the house, and Allie makes him promise that the house will be white, with blue shutters, a walk-around porch, and a room that overlooks the creek so she
can paint. They intend to make love for the first time, but are interrupted by Noah's friend. When Allie returns home, her disapproving parents ban her from seeing
Noah again. Allie fights with Noah outside and the two decide to break up. Allie immediately regrets the decision but Noah drives away. Allie frantically tries to
find Noah the next day, but is forced to leave without saying good-bye. Noah, devastated by his separation from Allie, writes her one letter a day for a year, only to
get no reply. Noah and Allie have no choice but to move on with their lives. Allie continues to attend school, while Noah and Fin enlist to fight in World War II.

several years pass When Noah returns home, he discovers his father has sold their home so that Noah can go ahead and buy the abandoned house that he and allie visted.
Allie becomes a nurse for wounded soldiers. There, she meets a wealthy man and well-connected young lawyer Lon, to the joy of Allie's parents.While visiting Charleston
to file some paper work, Noah witnesses Allie and Lon kissing at a restaurant, causing Noah to go a little crazy, convincing himself that if he fixes up the house,
Allie will come back to him.

While trying a dress, In a local newspaper Allie is startled to read about Noah completing the...


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