MANUSCRIPT: HCL (H 26). Ink.
PUBLICATION: LH 87.
Early in January Vinnie went to New York to visit the Hills. Mrs. Hollad had evidently, on a recent call, forgotten her thimble, which she has asked ED to forward. The expression "Mob at last" implies that ED and Mrs. Holland had tried to converse privately when they parted after Mrs. Holland's call, but had been interrupted. The place probably was the little back hall connected with the kitchen, which had come to be known as the "Northwest Passage" (see FF 25).