Residue

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Charles' mother is a live-in maid for a wealthy widow and her daughter. The daughter overhears Charles talking to his friends, and draws a hasty and wrong conclusion. She decides that "Charlene" needs to be punished for "her" indiscretion.

We come back to Charles twenty-three years later to see how this wrongful conduct changed his life, and what needs to be done with his mental "Residue."



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