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The sailor tells Pearl to give her mother the message that Chillingworth will be bringing Dimmesdale aboard ship, that Hester need only worry about herself and her daughter.
“"Then tell her,” rejoined he, “that I spake again with the black-a-visaged, hump-shouldered old doctor, and he engages to bring his friend, the gentleman she wots of, aboard with him. So let thy mother take no thought, save for herself and thee."
The Scarlet Letter/ Chapter 22