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THE DOLL: "And His Letters Grew Colder"

Please use this thread to discuss the story "And His Letters Grew Colder".

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Re: THE DOLL: "And His Letters Grew Colder"

I liked the format of this story.  I wish we knew what happened to make the man’s heart grow less fond of the woman. It seemed that the month-long trip away went well, but maybe that was as much of a relationship as the man wanted to have with the woman.  They met right after the trip and I suspect that she made known some expectation about the future of their relationship, perhaps marriage, that he was not interested in, and he began his gradual withdrawal from her.


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Re: THE DOLL: "And His Letters Grew Colder"

I agree the format was interesting.  Kind of a disconnected one-sided conversation, where we are left to piece together what happens in between.  The guy was a jerk.  He pursued this married woman, then, once she gave in, he started to get scared that they would be found out.  Also, once he got what he wanted, he didn't want it any more.  His treatment of her was cruel.


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Re: THE DOLL: "And His Letters Grew Colder"

So do I. (agree with you about this format).

On September the 29th, He  suddenly wrote that he is afraid of being seen by other people and of being talked about. It is probably only a lame excuse because he doesn't want to be involved any further with his lover.