There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying "Stetson!
There have been several suggestions to the significance of the name Stetson. Stetson was the name of a co-worker at the bank at which Eliot worked. However, Eliot’s friends saw this as a reference to Eliot’s American friend, Ezra Pound.
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