Mornings on Horseback - Part 3, Chapter 10 Especially Pretty Alice Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Part 3, Chapter 10 Especially Pretty Alice Summary

Theodore and Alice first met on October 18, 1878 in Theodore's junior year at Harvard. Theodore went with Dick Saltonstall to his family's house in the country. The Saltonstall's lived next door to the Lees and the two families were close. The houses were within calling distance to each other and a path ran from one house to the other.

Alice was seventeen, and Theodore was nineteen. Alice was by all accounts very attractive, slender and graceful in her movements. She was almost as tall as Theodore.

From Theodore's letters, he was social with a number of Boston girls in addition to Alice. Her name doesn't appear in his diary at Oyster Bay. Yet, Theodore would later say that it was all a deception and that he had proposed to Alice already by June, but she had...

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