A distinguished person
A high ecclesiastical official
A collegiate or administrative official
Dean took a deep breath and continued.
"Martha," Dean said, "you've got to trust in someone sometime.
Mr. Hutton introduced me to many of his literary friends, greatest of whom are Mr. William Dean Howells and Mark Twain.
Dean certainly hoped so—at least the clean part.
"But remember," Dean continued, "your mother has a major say in what happens to you.