Howard was no doubt an exceedingly kind and worthy man in his way, and has his reward; but, comparatively speaking, what are a hundred Howards to us, if their philanthropy do not help us in our best estate, when we are most worthy to be helped?
Howard came in and stopped him.
I imagine because Howard sent him.
So he thought it was all about Howard and a love interest.
Give Howard my love, and tell him to answer my letter.
Better stop by and get Howard Spencer.
Howard was the brother of her best friend, Connie.
Howard had insisted on picking up his little sister that night for safety reasons.
The minute Howard had arrived; Allen was in his face, accusing him of stealing his girl.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
Howard had to pull out of the driveway slowly and gradually increase his speed.
She was glad Howard was there and that her family wasn't.
Len looked uncomfortable and glanced at Howard as if for support.
Lisa started to get up but Howard motioned her to sit still while he answered the door.
Howard shook his head and Len cleared his throat.
Her gaze went from Len's stoic face to Howard and then to Connie, who looked pale.
She glanced up at Howard, who immediately chimed in.
"She's not crying," Howard said flatly from the doorway.
Howard was leaning against the wall.
He glanced at their joined hands, then at Lisa and Howard in turn.
Howard dropped her hand like it was a hot coal.
Howard gave him a strange look.
Len shot Howard a warning look.
Howard leaned over her.
Howard hesitated and shot a questioning glance at Connie, who shrugged and turned away.
She handed them to Howard, who watched her face with a puzzled expression.
Howard turned and headed for the door, indicating for Quint to follow.
Howard insisted this had to be done right now.
Occasionally Howard would ask her questions, but mostly he and Connie handled the plans by themselves.
Other than the fact that she and Howard had already disrupted their lives enough for her, it was comforting to have her there.
Len and Howard took turns at her side throughout the funeral and at graveside.
Connie and Howard talked to the school, making arrangements for graduation.
Twice Len came to visit and Howard was there every night.
All Len wants out of me is information about Allen, and Howard couldn't care less where I am.
For the last time, Howard isn't interested in me.
Why did you tell Howard about the books?
I didn't tell Howard or anyone else anything about you.
All this attention from Howard could be due to a guilty conscience.
Maybe Howard had been involved in an investigation.
It might be a good idea to tell Len or Howard about it.
Connie and Howard would be at work right now and wouldn't be home until 5:00 pm.
Could you have Howard look into his record?
Howard gave me the directions and I thought I'd stop by.
Howard couldn't find anything on this guy.
She was forming a habit of using people who expressed interest in her – Connie, Howard, Len and now Yancey.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
Anything else she divulged should go to Howard, not Connie.
Since she had given no information to Howard, Connie had to be the one who was talking.
Of course, Howard had talked to Len – even given him instructions to the Giddon house.
Had she talked to Howard or Len – or both?
Maybe that was a lead Howard could use.
I can just imagine how much of that Howard would want to know.
You gave Howard access to the checking account.
I'll tell Howard to get everything together and you can drop by to pick it up next week.
Well, whatever it is, it probably won't go down too well with Howard or Len.
Howard hadn't said anything about the meeting with Allen.
Allen walked toward the door, his attention divided between Howard and Lisa.
Howard made no move to help her.
And yet, Howard made no move to call for help.
Howard finally came to her side and helped her to her feet.
Before she could get a word out, Howard covered her mouth with his.
"Not you, Howard," she said, her eyes burning with tears.
What Howard provided was an excuse.
Yet Howard said he hired Allen because she asked him to investigate Yancey.
Allen had come to the house before she asked Howard to check on Yancey.
They were Penn, Howard, and Mrs. Fry.