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In chapter XLVI katy goes to her grandfathers to get money for the family, and on the way home katy runs into a stranger that says that he is a friend of her fathers, and sends her home with a sack, later learning it is money, but who is the gentleman?
-- Anonymous, February 11, 2000
I wondered the same thing....I am inclined to believe that the name of the man who gave the money to Katy is not of signifigance. Harry had many business associates and I think at this point in the reading that is all it was.
-- Anonymous, February 13, 2000
As with the whole book, Ruth makes correlations between her real life and this book even though some might be exaggerated more or less. I believe that this stranger that gave her Katy money is just another way to show what a wonderful person Harry was. This stranger tells Katy he knew her father and he was a good man. Good enough obviously to give this child a sum of money just because shes Harrys daughter. Pretty trustworthy gent I'd say. I dont think we will ever know who he is. He's just there to show praises for Harry.
-- Anonymous, February 16, 2000