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to find out Whytal, and seemed to think he and
Lotty might come together again.       Whytal wasn�t
a gentleman, perhaps, but he was a very good fel-
low and very fond of her.    That is as fond as a
man of his sort could be.      He had his faults, of
course, who hadn�t.       He used to get drunk.   Well
to be sure some persons thought a great deal of
that but he didn�t. He�d been drunk himself �
sometimes in John�s company.    He thought highly
of John.          Lotty�s mother set her against him.
She, Mrs Kidder, was one of these progressive
women.    He didn�t think her a licentious woman.
He always defended and spoke highly of her.    She
had odd notions of platonic affection, and Lotty
was influenced by them, in her organization, that
was his opinion.    He�d seen his wife since her
marriage with Morse.    It was very odd.    Lotty
I didn�t make him a confidant, or only partially
so.     She coaxed him, and laughed.      She hadn�t
written to him during her absence.            He thought
Charley Brown a very honorable fellow, but Lotty
broke the match off from pride or something of the
kind.          She�d been engaged to be married before, and
broke that off for Charley.              Mrs K had borne
him 8 children.    Mrs Lawton had been somebody�s
mistress.      He loved his child (Lotty.)       Often
thought he should commit suicide, but everything was
so uncertain hereafter.      Lotty had been there that               
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