summary of the book made for intermediate students with a set of vocabulary suitable for their levelThe story takes place in a hotel on the Italian coast on a rainy day. We are introduced to an American couple waiting out the rain in their room above the town square. He is reading. She is looking out the window. The wife spots a cat outside, huddling under a table in the rain, and decides to go out to rescue it. Her husband, with no great concern, tells her not to get wet and goes back to his reading.