Dr. Lucius Peabody, Jr.

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Dr. Lucius Peabody, Jr.
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Peabody, Dr. Lucius Jr.
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"Young Loosh," as the narrator calls the only child of Dr. Lucius Peabody, practices medicine as a surgeon in New York City, but at least once a year returns to spend a day with his father (400). The description of him in Flags in the Dust is unusually detailed and enthusiastic. It begins: "His face was big-boned and roughly molded. He had a thatch of straight, stiff black hair and his eyes were steady and brown and his mouth was large; and in all his ugly face there was reliability and gentleness and humor . . ." (400). His father appears in eight fictions, but this is Young Loosh's only appearance in the canon.

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