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Marriage with Mrs. TaylorEdit
He was described as being a good father, but was in a bad habit of sulking. When he was done with his sulking fits, he would apologise and buy new dresses for each member of the family (excepting Pringle).
Engagement of Esme and Lennox CarterEdit
Trix, though, was worried her father would have a sulking fit. She visited Windy Poplars and invited Anne Shirley for dinner to Taylor House, because she hoped for Anne's help. Dr. Carter was dreadfully clever and they wanted somebody with brains to talk to him.
The next afternoon, Hugh Pringle beat him at a game of checkers and he was in a dreadful humor. When Anne and Lennox came, they sat around the table and started eat. Everyone was silent. Silence reigned, despite several attempts at conversation. For once, Anne couldn't speak. Then she got a great idea.
Anne's words had a stirring effect on Trix and Pringle and they immediately followed Anne's lead.
- Trix: "Such an affliction for poor papa. And him only sixty-eight."
- Pringle: "What would you think, Dr. Carter, of a man who makes his family live on fruit and eggs... nothing but fruit and eggs... just for a fad?"
- Lennox Carter: "Does your father...? "
- ―Trix Taylor and Pringle Taylor about their father to Lennox Carter.[src]
They asked Dr. Carter what he thought about man who refused to let his wife have a dog, gave his wife a pair of goloshes for a Christmas present or believed the earth was flat. Lennox thought they were talking about Cyrus and was very surprised. Only Esme stood up with her father.
When his wife accused him of chochet, Cyrus exploded and then apologized to everyone. He let Esme marry Lennox and they were engaged.
Cyrus had a bad habit of sulking, and would do so for great amounts of time. He liked the blue, and enjoyed Anne Shirley's company.
Cyrus is a male given name of Greek origin and means lord.