Who said he wasn't! I agree with what you said about Holbourn, Arun! I think he always wanted a daughter like Avis Dolphin and perhaps Avis always wanted a father like Prof. Holbourn! When he sent a telegram to his wife Mrs. Holbourn was under the impression that Avis was a much younger child. Probably from the description her husband gave of Avis and that is probably the way the good Prof. saw Avis when he first met her. As a little girl!I believe that Prof Holbourn was a decent man.
Nonsense Arun, some folks just get on with kids well and can understand them. It's the Predators that have eroded trust! Rightly so but sad too! I myself am sometimes an over protective parent so maybe I should practice what I preach! I'm sorry to hear you never had any children. Although as I'm sure a few other parents will agree with me while it's wonderful being a parent, kids can also be a handful and require a lot of sacrifice and "Patience"! Especially when their at the preschool age!I sincerely hope that no one sees anything perverse in that!
And HOW! (Just kidding...couldn't resist...George's comment was just begging to be responded to).
Neither can I but Researchers do it all the time it seems on flimsier evidence then this.I can't believe this!
I agree with that 100%! Which is as I said before a bunch of wild theories with >random< clues! Thayer's account may sound strange to some modern ears but I think it was remembered out of context or some key element explaining the whole thing was missing from Thayer's memory!You're projecting a life / lifestyle which hasn't been proven, in order to draw conclusions about him. Not worth it, 93 years' later.
A wise choice Arun! I agree with you as I stated before Prof. Holbourn was just looking out for Avis. There is nothing there to give the impression otherwise really! Prof. Holbourn had children at home which I think Jim Kalafus isn't aware of and probably thought to look out for Avis Dolphin! They remained lifelong friends and Holbourn later wrote a book for Dolphin. An Adventure story for Girls called "Child Of The Moat"!Jim, you are entitled to your opinion of course, as we all are. But I think it is a very sad that you feel the need to make a blanket statement like that. I have also seen more than my share of the world and am very glad to say that I do not share your outlook.