Good question, Sirous.
John Peterson

But the final sentence there adds clarity to the situation — They must have been certain…Abandonment is a permanent thing. You linked this to his mother being dead, and painted a picture of honest Abe going into life without any parents. Might have been that way for a bit when his father was going off to get a wife, but it wasn’t he and sister out alone in some Hansel and Gretel frontier nightmare in Indiana.

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