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Grey Hair

Harry wrote in his first letter about going to a party at Professor Thompson’s house, where the only woman he felt an interest in was Judge Coffroth’s wife ( 230 more words

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Suffering

Harry worried that Effie was upset with him, perhaps because she finally claimed a share of the suffering. Before receiving the letter that concerned him, he wrote about social engagements and the success of one of the new ties she had made for him. 221 more words

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Three Things and One Quarter

Effie tried to explain why she felt obliged to help Rem, giving more detail about his family, but gave that and the plan up. She also tried to explain her mother’s feelings. 181 more words

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Duty

In response to Effie’s most recent letter, Harry wrote again to dissuade her from going to Rem’s.

“…I am going to show you how the case looks to me as an outsider as tho I were not your lover.”  88 more words

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"An Unusually Hard Case"

Harry wrote about his prospects at Purdue and the effects of a long engagement. In her letter, Effie agreed that being nearer to each other would make the wait easier to bear but she was emphatic about waiting to marry until Harry was able to save money for the inevitable bad luck she would bring with her. 143 more words

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"Yesterday I was crazy."

Both of Harry’s letters were filled with laments about his difficult lot and how it would be even worse if Effie tried to help Rem. In the first, he blamed Effie’s mother for working against them. 173 more words

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"Alone Alone Alone Always"

For a rare moment, Harry and Effie’s letters were both on the same topic: the plan for her to go to live at Rem’s in order to get things in order. 175 more words

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