Blaine County Library
May 18, 2022
Upon entering I went over to him and asked if he were Mr. Putnam. He replied that he was, so I introduced myself and stated my business. He was quite a large man and I quickly learned that he had a bad speech impediment, which I ignored.
He sat down heavily in an office chair and placing his elbows on the arms of the chair, with fingers interlaced, he looked at me for several minutes without saying anything. I became frightened and wished I could run out of the place; I wished someone else had been the committee of one.
Finally, he began to speak, with difficulty, owing to his speech imp...