Did Waugh intend, in his short story "The Balance," to draw portraits of two sides of his own nature in two separate characters?
Waugh, the accountant protagonist of the metanovelist Coover's strange fiction, might have gotten along with Gould.
Waugh had befriended the oldest boy, Lord Elmley at Oxford in 1922.
Thorpe was acquitted of all wrongdoing, and here is what Waugh had to say about that acquittal in the introduction to his book.
You will never live it down and rather than get away from the Waugh thing you will be forever branded by it.
And more recently Waugh has lifted up his senile slobber against Mr. Eliot.
A “Waugh,” which might be translated “Hear, hear,” greeted this statement of opinion.
Lieutenant Crow has delivered them over to Captain Waugh, and returns to you in a day or two.
This statement was received with a “Waugh” of satisfaction from several of the warriors.
The Indian, who was neither a speculator nor a philosopher—though solemn enough for either or both—replied, “Waugh!”