before she can make a soul hear her outdoors

tesoke

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USA
Persian
Hi, I cannot understand the meaning of the red part of the following sentence from "Why I Live At The P.O." by "Eudora Welty". Would you please explain it to me? Thanks a lot.

While she was married she got this peculiar idea that it’s cooler with the windows shut and locked. So she has to raise the window before she can make a soul hear her outdoors. So she raises the window and says, “Oh!” You would have thought she was mortally wounded.
 
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