Hello friends of Dora and Charlie!
I had a brilliant idea, one I should have thought of in April. The idea is this: Post the letters on the date of the letter, that way we truly feel the gap between them. To get current, I’ll post this one from April 20, then over the next couple of days, May 9, June 1, then hopefully I can post the letter from June 30th on the 30th, so…
Let’s Get Up to Speed
Dora’s last letter was February, two months prior to this one. She was angry and hurt by something Charles had said. There was the impression Dora does know Charlie’s age when she says something about knowing she should not feel for him the way she does. Dora also spoke of a choice she’d made: Charlie, over another suitor, a Mr. Bailey. I’m guessing Charlie has led her to believe they can be something more, considering her line regarding if he is not true to her, what would she do.
Judging by the tone of this letter, it seems Dora has forgiven him for whatever he’d said to hurt her.
Let’s get to it.
Letter #6 in the Letters to Charlie Series
Hmmm… Can you guess what Dora wants to tell him?
And what the heck was up with, There is nothing to be afraid of unless you are afraid of me, bit? That’s sounding kinda crazy, Dora. This letter has a seriously stalker-ish tone.
I do get the sense, though, that they’ve moved this relationship to another level. It feels as if they’ve been seeing each other more, or at least talking across the line. The first sentence about people knowing their business likely refers to the Warren operators listening in. Letters can be more private–that is, until 110 years later when some nosy writer finds a box of them in a vintage shop and publishes them on the web…
Until next time…
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