He was over fifty, and had never been a handsome man in his best days, but Lynnfield oracles opined that Bessy would take him.
Orders were given them by the Governor to go into the camp at Lynnfield.
He returned to Lynnfield in May, 1865, where he had quietly resided since, respected and beloved by all around him.
For the most part, Lynnfield people believed that Bessy had thrown Lawrence over.
Bessy Houghton was in reality no more than twenty-five, but Lynnfield people had the impression that she was past thirty.
She made a success of it too, which was more than many a man in Lynnfield had done.