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Which of the following explains why Chillingworth assumes a new name and refuses to come forward as Hester's husband?
"He chose to... vanish out of life completely as if he... lay at the bottom of the ocean." (98)
"He resolved not to be pilloried beside her on her pedestal of shame." (98)
"In his Indian captivity... he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and roots..."(99)
He had been seen "in company with Doctor Foreman, the famous old conjurer." (105)
"The fire in his laboratory had been brought from the lower regions." (105-106)