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nown widely as "the Ettrick Shepherd". By the close of the "confession", however, there is precious little to smile about. Robert is a broken man. Time has begun to fragment for him as he spends "a season in utter oblivion". Despite shunning Gil Martin, he is accused of killing both his mother and a young woman he had seduced. He hires and fires staff without remembering any of it, and decides that "either I had a second self, who transacted business in my likeness, or else my body was at times possessed by a spirit over which it had no control, and of whose actions my own soul was wholly unconscious". He seems closer to poor Henry Jekyll than ever, and our sympathy for him is at its height. One curiosity remains: as Robert's fortunes wane, so does the physical presence of Gil Martin. The fiend's features become grotesque and his body enfeebled. If he were Satan, one might expect the reverse to be true. Like any cancer, spiritual or corporeal, he withers along with his host.
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