The Old Settler

The Old Settler In World War II Harlem New York a fifty five year old spinster or as they were called in those days an Old Settler Elizabeth Borny takes in a young male roomer Husband Witherspoon to help her w

  • Title: The Old Settler
  • Author: John Henry Redwood
  • ISBN: 9780822216421
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • In World War II Harlem, New York, a fifty five year old spinster or as they were called in those days an Old Settler , Elizabeth Borny, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent Husband has come to Harlem from South Carolina to search for his girlfriend, Lou Bessie Preston Also living with Elizabeth is her sister, Quilly McGrath, fiftyIn World War II Harlem, New York, a fifty five year old spinster or as they were called in those days an Old Settler , Elizabeth Borny, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent Husband has come to Harlem from South Carolina to search for his girlfriend, Lou Bessie Preston Also living with Elizabeth is her sister, Quilly McGrath, fifty three There is an ominous cloud of tension that hangs over Elizabeth and Quilly s relationship This tension is further exacerbated when Elizabeth and Husband take to liking each other Quilly, who doesn t like Husband living with them in the first place, surely doesn t approve of their carrying on, especially since Elizabeth is old enough to be Husband s mother It is this carrying on that exposes a thirty year old wound which, until now, only had a bandage now the wound can heal for the sisters.

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