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Deceased but Undeparted

I thought of Charles as a contemporary though he was sixteen years my senior. He was young in the ways he thought and behaved, good looking for his age, and immensely charming. When he was younger he had been mistaken more than once for the actor Dana Andrews (Laura, Fallen Angel, Where the Sidewalk Ends). There was an unpredictability about him that made it exciting and perhaps a little dangerous to be around him. He would do odd things I’d never seen done before. For instance, I found when we turned up at a restaurant that he’d booked himself in…

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