A cousin by marriage,
just widowed, who was by her husbands side during his agony, and
came to Etten to rest with her young son.
She took a liking to Vincent, she would go for walks with him and stay
with him while he was drawing in the fields.
Vincent fell madly in love with her and would not get through her refusal
when he proposed to her. He would never accept that never, never
in my life to which he opposed she or no other.
Kee left Etten on the very evening he proposed to her and would never
want to see him again. After numerous letters that she didnt read,
Vincent tried to see her again at her familys in La Haye. He put
his hand on the flame of a candle, and asks to be allowed to see Kee no
longer then the time he kept his hand in the flame. The candle was quickly
blown and he was driven back to his hotel.
His parents resented his behaviour and his hopeless tenacity.