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Spooner, Thomas Platter. A

A country gentleman and ardent huntsman, whose estate, Spoon Hall, was in the neighborhood of the Chiltern’s place, Harrington Hall. When Adelaide Palliser visited the Chilterns, Mr. Spooner fell in love with her, and found it difficult to believe that she could he serious in refusing him. He later married Miss Leatherside.

"He was Spooner of Spoon Hall, and had been High Sheriff for his county. He was not so young as he once had been;-but he was still a young man, only just turned forty, and was his own master in everything. He could read, and he always looked at the country newspaper; but a book was a thing that he couldn't bear to handle" - Phineas Redux