The Scarlet Letter e-text contains the full text of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
"A story to show how we are all wronged and wrongers, and avenge one another."
But it is time to quit this sketch; on which, however, I should be glad to dwell at considerably more length, because of all men whom I have ever known, this individual was fittest to be a Custom-House officer. Most persons, owing to causes which I may not have space to hint at, suffer moral detriment from this peculiar mode of life. The old Inspector was incapable of it; and, were he to continue in office to tile end of time, would be just as good as he was then, and sit down to dinner with just as good an appetite.
Family history has increased in popularity, but these intelligent, professional and sometimes intimidating women have remained in the background. Many did not marry and therefore have no direct descendants, and of the thousands who served during the Great War, most were children or very young women at the time of the 1901 census, and their later lives are still undiscovered. Now that the 1911 census is widely available, maybe more of them will be recognized.