"It made her laugh to think of Desiree with a baby. Why it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little more than a baby herself."
This quote tells us two things. The first is that Madame Valmonde must have known Desiree as a child and is either a close family friend of even a member of the family herself. The second thing is that Desiree is young. The word "baby" could either mean childlike or physically young. Desiree seemed to be a normal child and had had a normal childhood. The third paragraph tells us more about Desiree's background:
"She had been purposely left by a band of passing Texans."
This makes us think that she he had been abandoned at a very young age outside Madame Valmonde´s home. We can also tell from paragraph five that "She was nameless."
No one knew what her name was or what her family background was like. It ...
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...he family. I think the real fault lies with Armand's parents for not telling him about his racial background. They probably only did this so he could live a good life without discrimination, but in the long run it did him more harm than good. If he had known about it before this whole incident would not