The kiss is almost too much for Humbert to bear, but he is shocked to his senses when Louise, the maid, hands him a love letter from Charlotte. The letter is confession-style, complete with bad French phrases and sentimental descriptions of how long she has loved him; she commands that he leave immediately if he does not feel the same.
He also finds out that Lolita had a little brother who died at age two, when Lolita was four.
He throws the letter in the toilet.
Wandering in the house feeling disgust about the letter, Humbert finds himself in Lolita's room. Pinned to her wall is an ad featuring a vaguely handsome man. Humbert notices that Lolita wrote "H.H." next to it with an arrow. Next to the ad is a picture of a playwright smoking a Drome cigarette.