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Garrow, Elizabeth

The only daughter of Major Garrow, who broke her engagement to Godfrey Holmes because she convinced herself that her love was too absorbing, and that by denying it she would be true to her higher nature.

Heroine of The Mistletoe Bough.

".....a very good girl, but it might almost be a question whether she was not altogether too good. She had learned, or thought that she had learned, that most girls are vapid, silly, and useless - given chiefly to pleasure-seeking and a hankering after lovers; and she had resolved that she would not be such a one. Industry, self-denial, and a religious purpose in life, were the tasks which she set herself." - The Mistletoe Bough