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The Moral Corruption of One's Child

Mr. Huntingdon is an alcoholic who finds it entertaining to become very drunk and indulge in improper behavior. Before his marriage, Mr. Huntingdon would often spend his evenings in a club with his friends, drinking and gambling, often spending every night joking with one another and telling vulgar stories. Upon his marriage, however, Mr. Huntingdon swore to remain at his country home, Grassdale, and be a proper husband to his new wife. Unfortunately, finding himself with too much time on his hands, Mr. Huntingdon soon began making trips into London to once again party with his friends. This leads to other behaviors that only serve to embarrass Mr. Huntingdon's wife and to impeach her character among those who frequent London society. Despite this, Mrs. Huntingdon continues to love and care for her husband, even bearing him a son in the first year of...

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