This character is both the narrator and the main character in this book.
This character's real name is not given throughout the book, a common convention in books of the early 20th century, but unusual in a memoir.
The author spends a good deal of time in this book contemplating the aspect of this character who inflicts pain, and tries to reconcile that with a character who is loving and works constantly for the good of those this character loves.
The author mentions that these characters look embarrassed by the topic of the author's wife whenever the subject arises.
This character died of cancer.
Friend Who Died Years Before
The author recalls feeling assurance very strongly following the death of this character, and wonders why he can't latch on to a similar assurance in reference to his wife.
The Man Seen After Ten Years' Absence
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