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betsy Sentence Examples

  • I love Betsy, just the way you love Martha.

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  • Betsy was shocked, but not me.

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  • Martha stopped to grab Betsy's hand, leading the way toward the cabin while Quinn and I unloaded the car.

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  • Betsy and Martha, now practically best friends, conspired together against the rest of us until they owned most of the board.

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  • "Coffee first, please," I answered as the bath room door closed behind Betsy.

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  • Betsy was seated at the table, forking sausage onto her plate and smothering pancakes in maple syrup.

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  • "Maybe he went for an early morning walk," Betsy offered.

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  • Betsy gave me a look.

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  • Betsy was in the kitchen, baking scones for a mid-morning snack, while the rest of us were lounging around the main room vetoing each other's suggestions.

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  • Betsy strolled in, wiping flour from her hands on a dish towel.

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  • I made myself comfortable on the sofa, my arm around Betsy, as we all waited for him to continue.

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  • Betsy nodded her agreement.

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  • Betsy asked, sounding disappointed.

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  • "Thank goodness," Quinn said with a sigh Betsy harbored more interest in the subject than the rest of us.

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  • "Betsy, Hon," I said.

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  • "You have to admit the subject is fascinating," Betsy protested, turning to Howie.

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  • Betsy held on like a dog on a bone.

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  • Betsy was like a Christmas morning kid.

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  • Betsy paid him no attention.

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  • If Betsy and I were forced to share it, we wouldn't get much sleep.

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  • Betsy was in it but I'll spare the details.

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  • I could sense Betsy's disappointment and Martha's relief.

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  • Howie turned to Betsy.

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  • Betsy was thrilled to lead the game.

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  • While Betsy was dead serious, it remained a game in everyone else's mind except Howie.

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  • I was left sitting on my hands until the appointed hour of Howie's nap before Betsy assigned me the chore of remaining in the small room while he slept.

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  • As Betsy and I climbed the stairs to the lab room, Howie laughed nervously.

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  • "I'll be right out here," Betsy said, pulling up a chair.

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  • Betsy would have you drummed out of her physic sorority.

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  • There was murmured sound downstairs and Betsy asked from outside the door if there was a problem.

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  • "I guess he didn't have time to fall asleep," Betsy said, her voice dripping with disappointment.

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  • I could tell Betsy felt embarrassed by her enthusiasm.

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  • Betsy said with a glow in her eyes.

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  • He looked at Betsy.

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  • Betsy and I agreed and even Martha smiled.

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  • Betsy bounced up and down like a kid on a trampoline while Martha looked in awe.

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  • "It's too bad it didn't keep going," Betsy said as Martha returned.

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  • Betsy was frustrated; anxious to learn if the town of Alder's Bridge existed.

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  • In the meantime Betsy interrogated Howie relentlessly about any remembered details.

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  • Betsy kept prompting Martha to take notes.

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  • Betsy bit her lip.

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  • "Ben and I will keep watch, like this afternoon," Betsy said.

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  • Betsy shared Howie's disappointment but she put on a good face.

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  • The phone rang before Betsy could respond.

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  • Martha jumped to answer it with Betsy following.

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  • Betsy and Martha fried up chicken, chatting amiably as they'd done all weekend.

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  • I'm sure he meant well, but his lecture wasn't what Howie, and to a lesser extent Betsy, wanted to hear.

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  • Betsy mumbled a reply and turned away.

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  • The morning sunlight did the trick as the clock showed seven and I looked up to see Betsy pulling on her bathrobe.

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  • Betsy and I faced a six hour return trip to New York.

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  • Betsy and Martha hugged their goodbyes.

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  • A few minutes later, I spotted Howie and Betsy in a hushed conversation.

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  • The game was a first for Betsy and the prime seats, compliments of her adoring boss.

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  • Between times we made plans for a trip to Iowa where I'd meet my in-laws for the first time and we'd firm up plans for our October wedding, to be held on Betsy's home turf.

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  • Betsy's red-eye flight for Chicago left at seven and I kissed her as she stepped into her cab at the curb.

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  • I missed Betsy already and her plane hadn't left the ground.

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  • Two weeks passed and I'd put Howie Abbott from my mind when Betsy called one evening as I heated a frozen dinner in my lonely apartment.

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  • It surprised me to learn Betsy was actively working on Howie's dreams.

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  • California is a long way from West Virginia, Betsy.

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  • I missed Betsy desperately and the idea of a couple of unexpected days with her was inviting, regardless of the reason.

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  • Betsy paused before answering.

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  • After all, Howie and Betsy were apparently committed.

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  • Betsy was knee deep in meetings through the dinner hour so I was designated to baby sit Howie.

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  • Betsy left the key to her sumptuous room, in the city's finest hotel, allowing me to drop off my duds before meeting him in the hotel lobby.

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  • "I can't thank you and Betsy enough," he prattled as we shook hands.

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  • Betsy wants to leave by seven tomorrow morning so we won't get back too late.

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  • I found his lodging, returned to our room and caught up with Betsy as I was opening the door.

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  • One of the minions in Betsy's organization had arranged for a pleasure car for her weekend, courtesy of her boss who felt guilty for her frequent out of town travel.

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  • Betsy chatted away while Howie, as nervous as a groom, simply listened.

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  • Betsy pulled to the side.

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  • Betsy scootched down and put her arm about him.

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  • Betsy took his hand and we moved further down the sidewalk.

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  • Betsy pulled a small tape recorder from her purse.

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  • "Let's see if the brick building has a museum or historical collection of some kind," Betsy said as we approached the building.

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  • Betsy called to her and she stopped and smiled as Betsy introduced us as interested tourists.

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  • "No," Betsy answered, "We just heard stories from a friend.

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  • "My friend called the town Alder's Bridge," Betsy said.

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  • I was the designated driver again and once on the road Betsy closed her eyes but I doubt she slept.

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  • Over pie and coffee that followed a meat loaf dinner, Betsy asked the question on all our minds.

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  • Betsy took his hand in hers.

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  • Betsy turned to me.

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  • My acquiescence lightened the mood for the remainder of the trip as Betsy and Howie chatted as if future sessions were a faite accompli.

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  • Now at least Betsy and I had time together before I returned to New York Sunday afternoon.

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  • Betsy would be home from her road trip and together we'd take on Quinn.

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  • At the allotted hour, Betsy and I were finishing a bottle of wine when the phone rang.

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  • I answered as Betsy crossed her fingers.

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  • Betsy left the room and I heard a click.

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  • "Betsy is on the extension line," I told him.

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  • Betsy and I breathed a sigh of relief.

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  • Schedules were exchanged until a free weekend opened up, after our obligatory trip to Iowa and Betsy's parents.

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  • While Betsy and I shared one bedroom and the LeBlanc's the other, Howie was stuck on the living room sofa.

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  • "Tell us where you were," Betsy begged, hardly able to contain herself as she turned on her tape recorder.

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  • When we exhausted the subject, Betsy rose and took the floor.

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  • Betsy turned to Quinn.

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  • It's just you and Quinn's equipment, Betsy exclaimed.

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  • However, Martha took notes and Betsy recorded what was said.

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  • "This is getting weirder with each session," Betsy said.

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  • Howie jumped on Betsy, startling us.

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  • We gave him our assurances we'd not violate his trust though I thought Betsy's suggestion was reasonable.

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  • Betsy was hopeful she might be able to confirm where the people had lived.

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  • As eager as Betsy and I were to pursue our testing, we were out to the picture for several weeks.

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  • Betsy located the families Howie saw in our last session.

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  • "I wish he'd hurry," Betsy said.

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  • "Tell us what you want us to do," Betsy said.

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  • He turned to Betsy and me.

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  • The look on Betsy's shocked face was priceless.

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  • "We believe you, Howie," Betsy said.

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  • "Now I'm the one who's scared," Betsy said.

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  • I'm sure Betsy felt the same.

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  • Betsy, being from mid-America, found the ocean delightful.

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  • Betsy turned on a tape recorder as Howie reclined on the bed, turning away from us.

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  • Betsy is standing on one leg and she's holding a Time magazine, open to page eighteen.

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  • Betsy and I were more shocked at the buried animosity that the other three must have witnessed over the past few weeks.

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  • Betsy asked, trying to ease the tension.

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  • Martha rose and reached for Betsy's hand.

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  • Betsy was pointing at the television as Martha and Howie came into the room.

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  • Betsy read it aloud.

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  • Betsy looked at Howie beseechingly.

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  • Betsy's look repeated her plea while we all remained silent, looking to Howie.

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  • Betsy raced up to the bedroom and returned with her lap top computer.

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  • Betsy turned on the tape recorder and followed him.

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  • "We have to tell them," he said, pointing to the tape recorder Betsy had retrieved from the basement.

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  • By the time the tape stopped both Martha and Betsy were in tears.

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  • "Telephone someone," Betsy said between sobs.

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  • Betsy was beside herself.

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  • I agree with Betsy.

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  • Betsy screamed, It's like if The Lord Jesus was standing here, writing a mother's day card to the Virgin Mary, you'd be sitting around on your asses discussing if it was really the month of May!

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  • "I'll go with you," Betsy said.

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  • No, Betsy and I will do it.

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  • Betsy had the foresight to take her computer.

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  • I took the receiver as Betsy dialed the number she'd copied from the television announcement.

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  • Betsy leapt to her feet and high-fived everyone in turn.

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  • Betsy retrieved her computer and began powering it up.

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  • Once we were sated and gathered in the living room Betsy began work on her computer.

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  • What Betsy noticed on the television yesterday was blind luck.

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  • Betsy looked up, undeterred.

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  • Betsy and I live in New York.

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  • I have one situation you could try, Betsy offered.

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  • "Not really," Betsy said.

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  • Between Betsy's internet searching and Quinn's calculations the location we sought was found.

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  • We would, as Betsy suggested, telephone the tip on our way back to New York.

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  • Betsy was more than eager to comply.

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  • Betsy spent hours on the computer, searching for results from our second tip but nothing was reported.

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  • Martha and Betsy spoke frequently on the phone.

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  • But if Quinn got drunk and slept with Betsy, like years ago, you'd understand and forgive her, wouldn't you?

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  • You and Betsy have to come back up here!

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  • I calmed Martha down and both Betsy and I spoke to all three of them, one by one.

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  • Betsy and I reluctantly agreed, also agreeing to travel north the following weekend.

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  • Betsy remained sullen through the week until Thursday night when I came home to find her in tears.

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  • Of course Betsy was right.

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  • Betsy, usually as nearly sympathetic as Martha, pointed out there were scads of other missing children we were neglecting.

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  • Quinn agreed with Betsy, much to Martha's dismay.

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  • As inconvenient as it would be, Betsy and I would continue to travel north each weekend, flying at Howie's expense.

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  • Betsy is great at research and Martha works with Howie, assembles the tips and can deliver them.

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  • "I certainly don't want the responsibility," Martha answered as she turned to Betsy.

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  • The case was only hours old when Betsy spotted it giving us hope for the boy's recovery and the perpetrator's arrest.

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  • Before Betsy and I left for the airport, we received incredible news!

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  • It frustrated to Betsy who spent hours on the Internet seeking the most effective uses of Howie's talent.

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  • Betsy had referred it as an afterthought, suspecting the young girl was a runaway.

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  • Betsy printed out Martha's Email and a list of FBI offices around the country.

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  • Finally, I called Betsy telling her I'd be late.

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  • Betsy was awake when I returned home and wanted to know what delayed me.

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  • I trudged through a boring day, knowing I'd return to an empty apartment as Betsy was off to Los Angeles for the entire week.

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  • "We can't keep up this schedule," Betsy sighed as we crossed into Connecticut.

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  • Betsy and Howie remained with me, each trying to out-nervous the other.

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  • Betsy operated a recorder.

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  • "Please, Howie," Betsy pleaded.

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  • Betsy and I were physically exhausted after weeks of commuting north.

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  • Within an hour Betsy had assembled a full biography.

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  • Betsy absented herself, feeling it unfair to listen if the other couldn't.

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  • While Betsy loved her position, she was far more enchanted with our success and would adopt it as a full time venture in a minute.

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  • Betsy suggested Howie should pay a visit to Mr. Merrill Cooms.

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  • Martha and Quinn were readying for our restaurant dinner in their room and Betsy was upstairs usurping the single bathroom.

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  • "Your turn," Betsy called, cutting off further conversation.

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  • It was Betsy's turn.

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  • "I want a home of our own too," Betsy said, "and a car that isn't a rental.

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  • "And keeping us safe," Betsy added.

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  • It was Betsy who summed up our collective thoughts.

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  • Betsy called in one tip from California on a business trip.

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  • Only Betsy was raised outside of New England and she easily bowed to our collective desires to remain within its six state bounds.

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  • Betsy's loving boss presented the most difficulty but she used the excuse her new husband was transferred to New Hampshire.

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  • Betsy was enthralled with the area and became an immediate student of the history.

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  • The house was far too large for us with five bedrooms and three baths but Betsy had plans!

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  • Martha and Betsy chatted constantly over decorating ideas and their new hobby, scouring the area for antiques.

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  • His house was situated seven miles from the office and about the same distance from Betsy and me.

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  • Betsy and Martha surreptitiously scoured the media for results, in spite of our agreement not to do so.

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  • It gave Betsy and me the chance to be man and wife.

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  • Martha and Betsy spent many a weekend searching out of the way shops and country auctions for their antiques.

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  • Spring's arrival suggested a garden and Betsy embraced the idea whole heartedly.

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  • I eyed a sporty little number but Betsy, with a family in her radar, opted for a mid-sized compact.

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  • Betsy named him Bumpus after his tendency to crash into immovable objects as he dashed around our house and yard.

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  • Martha cataloged the recordings and continued to provide clear and precise notes that either Betsy or I conveyed on the tip line.

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  • "We've got competition," Betsy announced as I stepped out of the shower.

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  • "I remember the kidnapping from last week," Betsy said as she brushed past me, dropping her nightgown as she entered the bathroom.

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  • Betsy stepped from the shower, all pink as a posy and wearing only a smile.

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  • Neither Betsy nor I saw the broadcast but Quinn and Martha had viewed the showing.

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  • He recognized the building via a computer image Betsy provided.

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  • Betsy offered as the five of us brainstormed.

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  • I knew Betsy viewed scores of non-abduction cases, any of which Howie could solve in a minute.

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  • Betsy asked after once more, he'd left early.

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  • Betsy said as Quinn glared at Martha.

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  • Martha's pending due date was an incentive to Betsy.

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  • Betsy had confessed to Mr. Cooms her frustration over the lack of information regarding the outcome of our tips.

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  • Three weeks later, baby Claire Elizabeth LeBlanc was baptized at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Betsy and Ben Gustefson as godparents.

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  • We not only lacked an exact time, but the in the turmoil of Martha's delivery, Betsy didn't spot the announcement in her usual timely manner.

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  • Quinn returned to the hospital but Betsy and I remained at Howie's side in the pitch dark room.

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  • Betsy immediately passed on the information via a tip.

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  • I waved Betsy over next to me.

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  • "So we have nothing," Betsy said, surprising Brennan who didn't know she was listening.

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  • "Don't go there," Betsy said.

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  • "He'd just shave his mustache off, maybe dye his hair and lose weight," Betsy grumbled.

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  • "Maybe this new information is enough to stop him from his killing spree," Betsy said.

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  • When the conversation was over, Betsy hugged me, long and hard.

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  • I was a hundred percent in favor and pleased Betsy agreed with me.

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  • Betsy suggested we each assign our new identities without telling each other except our spouses.

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  • He turned to Betsy.

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  • Betsy's concern mirrored mine.

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  • Betsy dove into her computer.

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  • Betsy spotted the web site and began monitoring it daily.

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  • Betsy's clandestine research about Julie, such as it was, was shared only with me.

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  • Mildred O'Malley, his wife was not listed as living in Massachusetts and the name was too common for Betsy to look in all the states.

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  • Julie maintained no Face Book or Twitter account, nor could Betsy locate her on any other social network sites.

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  • The hunt reached a higher level of journalism when Betsy showed us a magazine cover story on the subject.

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  • Quick witted Betsy laughed, and told the man who was a frequent visitor, that it looked like a childhood picture of Howie in a Halloween costume.

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  • When Martha was in a session with Howie, Betsy took over, coveting the child as if she were her own.

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  • "It's obvious he's not going to address the issue," Betsy grumbled as we spent our Saturday climbing nearby Mount Monadnock.

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  • I'd voiced this concern to Betsy throughout the week and I knew she was of a like mind.

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  • Betsy exclaimed as we caught our breath, standing atop the highest point for thirty miles around.

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  • We left the building to Betsy as the three Leblanc's were yet to arrive.

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  • Betsy and I have each other and Quinn and Martha each other plus Claire.

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  • I was resigned it was my duty to explain the situation, with or without Howie's input, but Betsy interrupted before I could begin.

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  • Betsy held my hand, sensing the fear in my voice as I spoke.

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  • Betsy was beside herself with frustration when she heard what mayhem our nemesis had wrought.

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  • Quinn, Martha and especially Betsy looked perturbed at me for not updating them on my tete-a-tete with Howie but that could wait.

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  • The four trudged down stairs with Betsy bringing up the rear.

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  • Howie was hot, which I'm sure was Betsy's intent.

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  • Betsy looked about to say something, but turned and led the others to the conference room.

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  • Usually we rely on Betsy's sole decision as a method of choosing a case but the wide spread interest in this kidnapping caused her to share it with all of us.

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  • While Martha and Betsy, buoyed by our recent success, were eager to tackle the case, Quinn, not surprisingly, and yours truly to a lesser extent, were hesitant.

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  • Betsy turned to me with a look of sadness.

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  • With Betsy's pronouncement, we all reaffirmed our commitment.

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  • She was sitting with Betsy and me while Quinn was talking gardening with Howie.

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  • Betsy and I laughed.

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  • If he bails out maybe Betsy will lend me you for a fill-in.

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  • "May I babysit for Clair sometime after I move up to Keene?" she asked, then turned to Betsy and added, "And maybe take Bumpus for walks?"

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  • Betsy agreed as well.

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  • I commented later as Betsy and I readied for bed.

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  • Betsy replied, then added, "Molly's babysitting comment left no doubt she and Julie are moving to town."

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  • Betsy lined up two likely abductions and she was anxious to get started, Quinn had already performed his part, setting his apparatus appropriately for a rural Iowa location where a twelve year old boy had gone missing.

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  • When those occasions arose, Betsy stepped in and tried to talk Howie into the state of relaxation he required.

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  • "That's why Mr. Cooms and his man didn't hear him," Betsy said.

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  • "Maybe I can trace his electric bike," Betsy said.

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  • Betsy filled mother in on the recent happenings while I placed the second call to Brennan.

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  • Quinn and Martha perpetually had their hands full with their baby and Betsy stayed home, content to have extra time with our expanding garden.

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  • Betsy and I had discussed my contacting After as suggested by Dan Brennan.

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  • I compromised by telling Betsy over lunch.

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  • "I'm sorry," Betsy said, brushing away her tears.

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  • Betsy, it's not over by a long shot.

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  • Betsy didn't answer but she seemed at least partially placated by what was, at best, a half-truth.

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  • He always asked Betsy what cases he was missing by his absence.

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  • Betsy sensed that there was friction between them.

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  • Betsy responded with the words I didn't want to hear.

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  • "I'll get Betsy come over," I said.

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  • While I wanted to wake Betsy and explain the situation I felt following Julie's directive might free her to be more forthcoming.

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  • I drove the few miles to Howie's home feeling as guilty as a cheating husband for leaving Betsy alone and uninformed.

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  • No, I decided, Betsy was my wife and I loved her dearly.

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  • We discussed neither Julie nor Howie over breakfast but Betsy joined me when I left for our office.

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  • While Martha was as upset as Betsy and I, she wanted no part in resolving the matter.

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  • Betsy was a bundle of nerves.

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  • Julie looked ready to faint and kept casting glances at Betsy.

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  • Molly can stay with Betsy and me.

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  • The three left for the school office; Betsy, with a slight smile on her face, Molly looking excited and Julie wondering if she was dead man walking.

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  • Once alone, I telephoned Martha and explained that Howie had summoned Julie to California and Betsy and I would house Molly in her mother's absence.

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  • Betsy returned, holding Molly's hand, sans Julie who was back at Howie's house packing her suitcase.

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  • "Order anything you'd like, Honey," Betsy said as she snuggled next to the young lady and elicited a squeal with a tickle.

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  • Betsy looked at her, as if wanting to hear more.

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  • Aunt Betsy will see to that!

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  • As she'd never even visited an airport much less flown, frequent traveler Betsy carefully told her the dos and don'ts while she printed her boarding pass.

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  • Molly started to bite her lip and I thought tears would follow but Betsy grabbed her hand.

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  • While I knew we were helpless to do anything positive in Howie's absence, I never-the-less opened the site where Betsy located cases for our attention.

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  • What about you and Betsy?

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  • "Betsy is babysitting Molly who's registered at school here in Keene," I said; conveying more information I'd neglected to relate.

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  • I didn't want to come right out and say Betsy was frightened to stay alone so I just shrugged.

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  • After Martha and her baby left, I called Betsy with the news.

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  • She looked up with a smile as Betsy met me with a kiss.

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  • As soon as the two left, I turned to Betsy.

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  • Spit it out; what did you and Julie discuss that now makes you Aunt Betsy?

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  • I told Betsy about the flare up between Quinn and Martha before Quinn decided to go to Santa Barbara alone.

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  • Molly helped Betsy prepare dinner.

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  • Betsy spoke to Martha on the phone after dinner while Molly and I walked Bumpus.

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  • Betsy plunked down on the sofa next to me.

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  • Betsy thought you could use some company, that's all.

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  • You and Betsy dragged me into this mess.

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  • Just this once; just now, then you can go back to Betsy.

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  • So when Betsy arrived ten minutes later, there was room for sleeping without utilizing the living room sofa.

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  • Betsy kissed me on the lips and whispered, "I don't want to stay alone either."

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  • Unlike me, Betsy was very familiar with the house having spent much time with Martha and Claire.

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  • I stayed downstairs for another hour until Betsy came looking for me.

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  • Betsy asked, wide eyed.

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  • Betsy rose, unkinked her arm and stretched.

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  • Unnoticed, Betsy stood in the kitchen doorway, a sandwich in her hand, munching away.

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  • "God," she said her eyes wide as she stared at Betsy.

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  • Betsy made no move to assist but continued to eat her sandwich.

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  • Betsy finished her sandwich and strolled toward the stairs.

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  • Betsy pirouetted sharply and continued up the stairs.

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  • Betsy was in a chipper mood considering all that was going on.

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  • Betsy might have picked it up on her daily internet search if Howie hadn't been out of action.

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  • Betsy, Martha and Molly came by with Claire just before lunch.

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  • Her prior night's transgressions were apparently forgotten as she and Betsy acted as compatible as guppies in a fish bowl.

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  • When I returned to my office, Betsy met me, a frown on her face.

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  • I picked up the phone as Betsy closed my office door and sat next to me.

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  • Betsy pivoted around, wipeing her face, and hugged her.

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  • I picked up the phone for my next chore as Betsy, with Molly in hand, peeked in my office.

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  • Neither Betsy nor I liked chain fast food so I looked in the windows of the café we liked.

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  • The warmth was nearly enough for me to nod off when I heard a honk and Molly waved from Betsy's side window as she slowly circled.

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  • Bumpus woofed for attention so Molly paraded him, allowing me to catch Betsy up with what was happening.

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  • Betsy and I moved away to give mother and daughter space.

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  • "Martha didn't call Quinn," Betsy said, not wording it as a question.

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  • Molly and Betsy elected to go home leaving me to mind the store and deal with Daniel Brennan's phone call without interruption.

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  • My name is Ben Gustefson and I'm living in Keene, New Hampshire with my wife Betsy.

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  • It was a community where I could see Betsy and me raising children and watching grandchildren while four distinct seasons rolled slowly by, marking the years one by one.

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  • She helped Betsy in the kitchen and hovered around Bumpus like a hen with chicks.

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  • "As long as we're here," Quinn said, "Can Betsy get us some leads on missing kids?

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  • Betsy was busy on her computer when I entered our kitchen the following morning.

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  • Molly joined us, dressed in a new outfit Betsy purchased for her the prior day.

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  • Betsy asked with a smile.

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  • Betsy read a notice on the Internet a day later that the culprit was beaten and in serious condition, after allegedly resisting arrest.

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  • Not so, between Betsy and Martha, according to my wife.

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  • I called Betsy to let her know the news.

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  • I hadn't a chance to fill Betsy in on my conversation Frank Vasapolli and was anxious to do so.

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  • As soon as girl and pooch were out the door, Betsy had news, preempting my announcement.

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  • Betsy, do you want to...

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  • Betsy brushed her eyes.

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  • I could hear Molly returning so Betsy offered no rebuttal.

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  • Betsy gave Molly a hug.

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  • "Calm down, Howie," Betsy said.

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  • Betsy rolled her eyes.

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  • Betsy continued, trying to sound normal.

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  • I filled Betsy in on the details of the prior evening with a rambling discourse.

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  • The oven dinged and Betsy moved to the kitchen.

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  • Betsy and I discussed who else to inform.

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  • When Betsy mentioned telling the After people, a thought struck me that the death of Owen Bryce, once known to our friends at After would probably tie me directly to the tipster as well.

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  • I looked around for Betsy.

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  • Last night we ran a session on the little boy Betsy texted us about.

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  • She seemed to understand and was off to walk Bumpus while I filled in Betsy on my conversation.

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  • Betsy gently roused me from my nap for a late dinner.

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  • Betsy said, alarm in her voice.

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  • Betsy, it's after ten...

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  • Perhaps it was best; hadn't Betsy and I made a similar decision to stop our activities only hours earlier?

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  • Do you and Betsy?

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  • According to Betsy, on the note Martha left, she said Quinn was coming back east to meet up with his wife and daughter and leave from here.

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  • Betsy was taking a long time.

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  • Betsy had driven our only car so I wasn't able to drive over there myself.

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  • He picked up as Betsy came in the door.

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  • I waved Betsy over and she snuggled next to me on the sofa.

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  • I read Martha's note to us and brought Betsy up to date on my conversation with Julie.

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  • I don't know if Betsy was becoming immune to alarming news or if her husband was paranoid.

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  • "There's always an anonymous tip," Betsy said.

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  • Betsy remained down in the dumps over Martha's departure but per usual, she successfully researched the Internet and found directions to eight different camping parks in the area.

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  • The look of shock on Betsy's face was immediately picked up by Molly and frightened the young girl.

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  • Betsy opened her purse and complied before reaching back and taking Molly's hand.

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  • We drove home with Betsy trying in vain to calm Molly down, telling her we weren't in any danger.

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  • Betsy asked as we drove home to Surry.

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  • I'd planned to wait until Betsy and Molly returned from walking Bumpus but I decided if I had to drive back into downtown Keene, I might as well swing by Wheelock Park Campground as it was on the way, at least sort-of.

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  • Suddenly I remember Betsy and Molly were out walking Bumpus when I left the house!

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  • Betsy said as I hugged them both.

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  • Molly wanted to fix supper on her own which both Betsy and I were thankful to let happen.

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  • I poured us a second glass of wine as Betsy leaned back and closed her eyes, finally relaxing.

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  • Betsy agreed but suggested we wait until Molly finished her bath so she could speak with her mother first.

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  • "I hope Howie has come to his senses and booked his flight back," Betsy said, then added, "But I'll miss Molly like she was my own."

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  • The pretty young girl materialized, hair wet and smiling, dressed in a new bathrobe Betsy had purchased.

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  • She ran off to her room, with Betsy following her.

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  • Betsy returned to the room and I held my hand over the phone and turned to her.

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  • Betsy reluctantly took the phone.

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  • Betsy rose and met her half way.

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  • "Of course," Betsy answered as she smoothed the cushions in invitation.

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  • Betsy was very apologetic, in the nicest way, once we were snuggled in the privacy of our bed.

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  • An article on young girl reported missing from her Worcester home brought back memories of Betsy searching for more details on similar disappearances.

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  • I had opted to skip the short flight to Santa Barbara as Betsy, the seasoned traveler, had no difficulty renting a car and maneuvering the traffic to pick me up at LAX.

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  • Betsy booked three adjoining room, on the first floor, with a view of the pool.

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  • Betsy loved reveled in it and it fulfilled my needs; the wine did the trick and, I was hungry and the food tasted good.

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  • Betsy nodded in agreement.

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  • Betsy and I had both jumped to too obvious a conclusion.

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  • You said Betsy went over to the LeBlanc's place.

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  • It wasn't that late when Betsy arrived there and found the note.

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  • I explained about Betsy's visit and our misinterpretation of Martha's note.

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  • It was the one her friend had called Betsy and when she saw the child on the floor, stifled a scream.

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  • The small group moved more hurriedly now and the man said something to Betsy and shoved her forward toward an emergency exit.

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  • He opened the back door of the van and motioned Betsy inside as Molly lay inert on the ground.

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  • Betsy hesitated, but complied when Grasso feigned a slice with his weapon.

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  • The scene was so familiar; abduction, outlined by Betsy, facts presented, Quinn and Howie removing to their basement sanctuary while we waited and Martha recorded.

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  • I'm responsible for Martha and Quinn and now maybe Betsy and Molly as well.

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  • I wanted to remind this troubled soul of the good he'd wrought but thoughts of Betsy prevented my saying the words.

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  • It killed me, knowing we might remain here, doing nothing, and not knowing what was happening to Betsy and Molly.

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  • While he never owned up to it, Betsy and I knew he retained records of ventures into the deeper past, where Howie refused to go.

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  • All pertained to the earlier tests Howie and Quinn had undertaken together while Betsy and I were still in New York.

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  • My beloved Betsy, my world, was in his hands.

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  • My name is Elizabeth Anne Morganthaw Gustefson, called Betsy and I'm writing these horrifying remembrances at the request of my husband Ben.

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  • Prompted by his concern for Betsy and Molly, he was willing to attempt using the apparatus.

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  • I know how you don't want to do this but put your feelings aside, for Betsy's and Molly's sake.

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  • Right now, nothing matters but finding Betsy and Molly.

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  • From Betsy's cell phone?

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  • You Have Molly and Betsy!

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  • Did he know Molly and Betsy were safe, or already dead?

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  • Tears come to my eyes these months later as I pen these words, sitting in the comfort of our Surry, New Hampshire home with Betsy by my side.

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  • Unfortunately, there is no one left alive to salute the LeBlanc and Betsy and I want our adopted daughter Claire to know she is fully a part of our lives.

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  • I don't know if the sun will shine on a long term relationship but Betsy is pleased to baby sit Molly while the romance dance is orchestrated.

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  • Her actions toward Julie, her mother and to Betsy with whom she shares a special relationship are markedly different.

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  • The summits of the flattopped hills about Betsy Cove, in the south-east of the island, are formed of caps of basalt.

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  • (1898); John Macculloch's Geological Account of the Hebrides (1819); Hugh Miller's Cruise of the " Betsy" (1858); W.

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  • Centranthus ruber (known as Pretty Betsy and Red Valerian): hardy, 2 to 3 ft., red.

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  • Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.

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  • Betsy toured the country, staying in plush hotels and dining in fine restaurants, all paid for by a boss who thought she was God's eldest daughter.

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  • "They're really nice people, all three," Betsy announced as she snuggled against me beneath an ancient quilt in a spacious double bed that took up most of our room.

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  • "It's delicious," Betsy said as I poured myself another cup of coffee and sat down beside her.

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  • "A really vivid dream," Betsy said.

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  • We resumed the same stations as earlier except Martha joined Betsy outside the lab room door.

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  • Betsy wouldn't give up and began to telephone a coworker in New York.

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