The only other writer I have found who connects the Linceford case with The Scarlet Letter (and she sagaciously does not even mention the letterless
Mendame case) is Laura Hanft Korobkin (1997).
The Red Sox wore letterless
off-white jerseys and similarly colored "B"-less caps to commemorate the Cubs' first visit to Fenway Park in 93 years.
The fear of our own young as letterless
, unassimilable barbarians is perhaps an extreme vernacular form of this emotion.