Unnamed Eleven-Year-Old Girl

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In the chapter he narrates in The Mansion, Montgomery Ward refers to this girl when, in a passage summing up the scoundrels in his family, he talks about "Uncle Wesley leading a hymn with one hand and fumbling the skirt of an eleven-year-old infant with the other" (93). In The Town Wesley is caught having sex with a fourteen-year-old, so it is certainly possible that Monty is referring to a real event and victim, but it seems more probable that, as in his use of the word "infant," Monty is inventing or exaggerating here. (The 'Unnamed Fourteen-Year-Old Girl' in the earlier novel has her own character entry.)