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An interesting take on the Borden family, indeed; thanks for bringing it to our attention. I've shared Noe's view of Andrew for some time now--while he probably wasn't exactly the life of every Fall River party, the more I read about him, the more evident it becomes that he treated his family at least with reasonable decency, and--as Noe points out--even generosity at times. Lizzie actually strikes me as having been something of a spoiled brat, rather than the mistreated, deprived creature of legend.

I suspect that Andrew's dismal reputation arises, in part at least, from his gruesome death--when a "respectable" elderly man winds up with his head bashed in with an axe--and the number one suspect is his own daughter, to boot--most people would automatically assume that he *must* have richly deserved it.

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