What does the last sentence mean?
...... the Captain's only male first cousin was a policeman in the city of Nashville. Being a great snob, and with no real pride in him, the Captain set exaggerated store by the lost past.
Tips: It is from the novel Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers.
Questions: 1\what does 'him' refer to? the Captain's only male first cousin or the Captain himself?
2\what exactly does the phrase 'set exaggerated store by the lost past' mean?