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him insane . . . . But on telegraphing to Providence, confirmatory messages came, and presently his nephew . . .
arrived upon the scene, made everything straight, and took him home. He was very week, having lost over 20
pounds . . . during his escapade, and had such a horror of the idea of the candy store that he refused to set foot
in it again.
The first 2 weeks of the period remained unaccounted for, as he had no memory . . . of any part of the time . . . .
The remarkable part of the change is, of course, the peculiar occupation which the so-called Brown indulged in.
soMr. Bourne has never . . . had the slightest contact with trade. "Brown" was described by the neighbors as
taciturn, orderly, and in no way queer. He went to Philadelphia several times; replenished his stock; cooked for
himself in the back of the shop, where he also slept; went regularly to church; and once at a prayer meeting
made what was considered by the hearers a good address, in the course of which he related an incident which
he had witnessed in his natural state as B...
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