That's what I thought too.
Posted by Margie on February 19, 1998 at 22:53:03:
In response to a little contoversy....., written by Kate on February 16, 1998 at 20:31:41
] All his life he had loved to study maiden ladies; they were his specialty, and his profession had provided him with ample opportunities for the work. Girls like Lucy were charming to look at, but Mr Beebe was, from rather profound reason, somewhat chilly in his attitude towards the other sex, and preferred to be interested rather than enthralled.
When I read the passage that you quoted, I assumed Mr. Beebe
was gay. Though, in other books, not in real life, I have encountered characters who were described as fundamentally without a sexual drive. That's not what jumped to mind when I read the passage, though.
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