I'm thinking of a story in which an anonymous "large-sized" gift is mysteriously delivered, and then some people speculate as to the possible identity of the donor, and the possible motivations, good and bad, for its having been made. Some time after the gift has been accepted, the donor of the gift returns and the donor's identity is eventually revealed, to almost everyone's great surprise. Nothing is ever quite the same again in the town.
Any guesses as to what story, what donor, what gift, and what town?
Hint: The answers have something to do with a word or words containing the letters W, O, D, H and S.
An Elegant Block-Printed Cotton Gown, c1805
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