Harry Mitchell

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Mitchell, Harry
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Belle Mitchell's first husband Harry is described in Flags in the Dust as "a cotton speculator and a good one; he was ugly as sin and kind-hearted and dogmatic and talkative" (188). Conventional to a fault, Harry does not know his wife Belle is having an affair with Horace, whom he likes. After Belle divorces him, Young Bayard sees him in a Chicago nightclub with a young woman who is apparently trying to rob him. In Sanctuary, where Belle is married to Horace Benbow, he is just referred to as "a man named Mitchell" (106).