Interpretation spans, Hester says, “among a group of 10 random contributors from 10 random countries.”
Hester was almost entirely taken up with nursing her mother.
An excerpt from Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Johnson's 'Dear Mistress.'
Then, although they were living under the same roof, he took up his pen and composed a letter to Hester.
For a brief moment, the great man-child Hester had taken into her care assumed the role of father.
In the mean while Hester Dethridge opened Geoffrey's bedroom door and went in.
“Those who say so do not know what may be,” exclaimed Hester.
The mother was, of course, much the older; but with poor Hester there was the baby to add to her troubles.
“They have been wicked, often,” said Hester, in a low voice.
At his arrival in the market-place, and some time before she saw him, the stranger had bent his eyes on Hester Prynne.