Child Marriage in Elsie Dinsmore, part 1

Mr. Travilla set his sights on Elsie when she was somewhere between eight and ten years old. Mr. Travilla would have been between twenty-three and twenty-five at the time. That is weird. Elsie was around thirteen when Mr. Travilla began expressing his desires to her, though in such a cloaked way that she, always portrayed as an innocent, did not understand what he meant. When Elsie was fifteen (and Mr. Travilla was thirty), Mr. Travilla’s intent had become so obvious that even Elsie’s father recognized it. And this passes for godly Christian literature today.

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